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Some of the most innovative programs at CCS are made possible through grant and sponsored research funding. We’ve cultivated opportunities in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, provided middle school girls with STEM summer camps, served our community through sustainable environmental science projects and collaborated with rural K-12 partners on college and career readiness initiatives. Take a look at the stories and learn about opportunities for students and faculty to create new and innovative programs with help from Grants & Sponsored Research at CCS.

Connecting Rural High Schools & Community Colleges of Spokane

Two SCC faculty completed work on Collaboration for Rural Student College and Career Readiness, a four-year grant focused on strengthening student transitions from high school to college and careers. Andrea Reid (English department and grant coordinator) and Angela Rasmussen (Teaching & Learning Center coordinator and grant facilitator) led the CCS/College Spark partnership, engaging the expertise of English, Math, and counseling faculty from SCC, SFCC, and five rural high schools. Together, the group examined gaps in academic preparation, student persistence, and college-going culture in order to develop and implement school-specific interventions. Riverside High School, featured in this video, created an innovative college and career readiness program woven throughout students’ four years.