GFF Grantee Waukegan to College was recently honored for it’s achievements in 2021 by the National Partnership for Educaitonal Access.
Waukegan to College, a nonprofit organization that helps Waukegan students maximize their academic potential and break barriers to higher education, was honored for its achievements in 2021 by the National Partnership for Educational Access. The award, which comes with a $5,000 grant, was presented April 8 during the NPEA annual conference, which was held virtually.
Since its start in 2009 with 25 students and two staff members, Waukegan to College has grown to serve more than 400 local students. The organization is on its way to a significant expansion in the next few years, aiming to support 1,000 Waukegan students and their families by 2028.
This year, 21 graduating high school seniors, all of whom worked with Waukegan to College’s Scholarship Club, have been awarded a combined total of more than $7.7 million in financial assistance.Daily Herald article, “Waukegan to College wins national award for excellence“