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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

CONGRESSMAN LIEU RECOGNIZES SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, RECIPIENT OF DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM GRANT

May 25, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in recognition of Santa Monica College receiving the Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program grant totaling $257,500. The grant will be used to increase opportunities for students to earn post-secondary credits in high school.

“I am delighted to hear of the Upward Bound grant awarded to Santa Monica College by the Department of Education. I commend the Department of Education for their commitment to creating opportunities that will motivate our future leaders. It is because of grants like this that educational institutions are able to devise programs that can improve academic outcomes for students locally and throughout the nation.”

About the Upward Bound Program: The program supports projects designed to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed in a postsecondary education program. It is directed toward creating opportunities that will assist groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education (i.e. low-income students, students with disabilities, etc.). The program has proven that by allowing students to accumulate postsecondary credits while in a secondary education program, students will be more likely to enter and complete a postsecondary education.

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