Grand Rapids
Michigan

City Comm Agenda
88351

Resolution approving a grant award and agreement from the Wege Foundation for Our Community's Children and its T2C Studio: Grand Rapids Center for College Success, in the amount of $150,000

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Department:Our Community's ChildrenSponsors:
Category:AgreementFunctions:City Commission, Fiscal Committee

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  1. Item Description

Content A

This is a resolution approving a grant award and agreement with the Wege Foundation for $150,000 over three years to Our Community’s Children for the T2C Studio:  Grand Rapids Center for College Success. The grant provides needed funding to allow the T2C Studio to offer navigation, financial information, and college admission and retention services to students, particularly first generation and persons of color.  The T2C Studio is a community-based best practice response of the To College, Through College Initiative.  Its mission is to increase postsecondary success helping students, particularly graduates of Grand Rapids Public Schools, get to and through college to degree. Over 1,400 students have been served thus far with over 75% of those being persons of color and 54% being first generation college goers.

 

This grant will help leverage other local and state investments that are needed to complete a five-year pilot. In order to help raise funds for the T2C Studio through Our Community’s Children, a public-private partnership of the City and the Grand Rapids Public Schools, a public portal for on-line donations is available via the City and Our Community’s Children websites. Donations secured through this portal will support children and youth in Grand Rapids served by Our Community’s Children through afterschool programs, civic leadership, employment, and post-secondary success.

 

This grant is effective November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021.  It does not require matching funds.  Please submit this for Fiscal Committee on December 4, 2018.

 

Content C

RESOLVED:

 

1.              That a grant award and agreement with the Wege Foundation for Our Community’s Children for the T2C Studio: Grand Rapids Center for College Success is approved in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000); and

 

2.              That acceptance of the grant does not require matching dollars from the City of Grand Rapids; and

 

3.              That the period of performance is from November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021; and

 

4.              That the Mayor is authorized to execute said Agreement in a form approved by the City Attorney.