Rockaway Waterfront Alliance wants to improve its core programming, which offers paid internships, environmental research opportunities and civic programs to high-school students from the Rockaways and Southeast Queens. These training, educational, and community programs are meant to help youth build potential careers and facilitate their interest in college. Although program participants are interested in attending college, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance does not have a college access program to help its students prepare for and apply to college. The organization proposes to partner with College Access: Research and Action (CARA) to design a college access curriculum and train RWA’s staff and volunteers to run the program.
This grant will support the creation of a college access curriculum and program.