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Opening Doors Demonstration


  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Lorain, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Toledo

About this grant

The purpose of the Opening Doors Demonstration and evaluation, a project of MDRC, is to learn how community colleges can serve students more effectively and boost student achievement. This project renewal aims to help low-income students between the ages of 17 and 34 complete high quality community college programs leading to associate’s degrees or employer-recognized occupational certificates, thereby increasing transfer rates to four-year schools and success in the labor market.