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Great Lakes Shares Lessons Learned from Summer Melt Texting Initiative

10 TIPS TO HELP HIGH SCHOOLS LAUNCH PROVEN INTERVENTION FOR INCREASING COLLEGE ENROLLMENT

Madison, Wis.—A new report from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates outlines how high schools can initiate texting programs to continue supporting college-bound students during the summer after graduation. Based on lessons learned from Great Lakes' 2015-2016 Summer Melt Texting Initiative, this resource includes 10 tips for high school administrators to design and run a program that will help more students who've been accepted to college actually get there.

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Great Lakes Awards $1,000 Scholarships to 200 Ohio Apprentices with Financial Need

ADDRESSING FINANCIAL OBSTACLES TO COMPLETION HELPS MORE APPRENTICES BUILD REWARDING CAREERS

Madison, Wis.—A combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction for up to five years prepares apprentices for highly skilled, in-demand occupations. In fact, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) projects overall job growth in construction and manufacturing at 6% or more through 2024.

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Great Lakes Awards $7.2 Million to Launch Emergency Grant Programs at Four-Year Colleges

32 COLLEGES WILL HELP LOW-INCOME STUDENTS OVERCOME FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO GRADUATION

Madison, Wis.—Unexpected expenses like a flat tire or root canal are more than just a headache for low-income college students. Financial emergencies can quickly drain an already strained bank account, and all too often, these students are forced to withdraw from college.

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