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College district receives $90,000 to help students learning remotely
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is receiving $90,000 from The San Diego Foundation as part of a regional grant to help community college students who need laptop computers and internet connectivity.
The San Diego Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to be shared among the five community college districts in San Diego County – Grossmont-Cuyamaca, San Diego, Southwestern, MiraCosta and Palomar.
Chancellor Lynn Neault said the district is coming up with a plan to purchase laptops and internet service for the students who need it most.
“Since we moved to offering all of our courses online, many of our students have struggled because they don’t have the resources they need to be successful in their classes,” Neault said. “We’re grateful for this grant from The San Diego Foundation to help more of our students bridge the digital divide.”
The grant comes from The San Diego Foundation’s San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, seeded with $1.25 million from the foundation and $1 million from San Diego Gas & Electric.
“All students, regardless of economic status, need access to a computer and internet to improve their educational opportunities and ultimately, their futures,” said Mark Stuart, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation.