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Committed to Excellence and Opportunity Program

University of Michigan-Flint

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $415,700
  • Grant Period June 1, 2016–May 31, 2017
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will enable the University of Michigan-Flint’s, Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives, to continue the pre-college Committed to Excellence and Opportunity Program for students from the Flint, Beecher, and Westwood Heights school districts. The goal is to create and maintain a pipeline-to-college preparatory program that will equip young people from low-income families and minorities with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter and succeed in college. In response to the water crisis and children exposed to lead, program participants will complete a civic engagement activity designed to help Flint elementary students increase their literacy and other academic skills.