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BCC’s inmate education program receives grant extension through August 2012

 

Since 2009, almost 700 incarcerated youth and adults have had the opportunity to pursue a higher education through Barton Community College’s grant funded Reach Out, Retrain and Re-entry (R3) project. This number shattered the project’s initial goal of 250 participants, and with a recent government grant extension, many more will have the same opportunities, according to Elaine Simmons, BCC’s dean of Workforce Training and Community Education.

The initial $2 million Community-Based Job Training Grant in 2009 was used as the primary funding for the R3 program. The availability of remaining grant funding has been extended until Aug ...


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