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Talent Search Federal Grants will help pave the road to college for 1,892 LAUSD students annually

LA School Report | July 27, 2016

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LA Unified school board member Monica Garcia announced on her Twitter and Facebook accounts recently that eight district high schools will benefit from three Talent Search Federal Grants from the U. S. Department of Education in the amount of $908,160.00 annually for the next five years.

The grants will be administered by the the University of Southern California and assist 1,892 high school students each year who are low-income, first-generation and from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college.

According to a release from Garcia’s office, the program “provides academic tutoring, career exploration, financial aid counseling, SAT Prep., aptitude assessments, mentoring programs, career workshops, aesthetic/cultural activities and four-year college tours. Ultimately the goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education.”

The high schools that will receive money from the grants are Locke High School, Jordan High School, South East High School, Manual Arts High School, West Adams Prep High School, Belmont High School, Miguel Contreras High School and Edward Roybal High School.


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