Brock program receives funds to give community members a taste of post-secondary education

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Brock program receives funds to give community members a taste of post-secondary education

Published on March 12 2014


Brock University’s Community Learning group is pleased to announce funding for a new community-university initiative in Niagara, with a $10,000 grant from Accenture.

The six-week community-university initiative, “PSE 101: Community Development,” is aimed at motivated adults, selected by community organizations, who have been unable to experience post-secondary education. Brock students interested in community development will also be invited to take part in the class. Professors and graduate students will volunteer to lead academic sessions.

“The aim of this initiative is to create a welcoming and informative introduction to the world of post-secondary learning,” says Kate Cassidy, director, Community Learning at Brock. “This partnership will help to create a supportive educational experience that can serve as a springboard to further community involvement or education.”