PRCC awarded Foundation grant

Pearl River Community College has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Mississippi Women’s Foundation to assist women who have completed adult education and are enrolled in a career-technical program with childcare assistance.

Ruby Smith, assistant director of Adult Education and Terri Clark, dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education at PRCC, attended the 2018 Women of Vision event hosted Monday by the Mississippi Women’s Foundation, held at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public grant making foundation focused on improving conditions for women and girls across the state, announced grant awards totaling $285,000 for 11 Mississippi-based nonprofit agencies and programs.

The investments fall in two priority areas identified by the Foundation: Access to Opportunity through a Two-Generation Approach and Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Reproductive Health Education. The grants range from $5,000 to $40,000 and run between one and two years in length.

Pearl River Community College has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Mississippi Women’s Foundation. Pictured for the presentation are from left: Tracey DeVries, executive director of the Mississippi Women’s Foundation; Latisha Latiker, director of Grant Programming for the foundation; Ruby Smith, assistant director of Adult Education and Terri Clark, Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education, both at PRCC.

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