Vista: March 2024

A Regional Approach to Early College and Degree Pathways

In this new White Paper, independent evaluators looked at the deeply embedded collaborative approach to educational attainment that helps students in the Rio Grande Valley region successfully transition from high school to college.

Lee College expanding an innovative pathway program for incarcerated students

With 1,200 students and 30 years of experience, Lee College Huntsville Center hosts the largest prison education program in the state, offering opportunity, job training, and hope to students in the justice system. “The ability to earn a living wage after being released from incarceration is often the key to avoiding recidivism for our formerly incarcerated students,” said Selah Tacconi, executive director, Lee College Foundation and chief advancement officer. 

Greater Texas Foundation is proud to help expand the “Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education” project at the college’s Baytown campus with a grant of $750,000. 

Read more about this innovative and life-changing program.

Grantmaking Update

Since our founding, Greater Texas Foundation has awarded more than $148 million in grants to changemakers in Texas education. In early 2024, we announced grants to the following organizations:

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas
Fostering the capacity of rural community colleges to establish comprehensive postsecondary mental health systems

Texas A&M Foundation
Improving non-academic college access and retention supports via the Rural Student Success Initiative

Texas Higher Education Foundation
Expanding its statewide Course-Sharing Partnership Pilot

Alamo Colleges Foundation Foundation
Streamlining transfers between Alamo Colleges District and its university partners through a degree planning portal

UT Austin
Supporting a collaborative initiative by the Dana Center, Skew The Script, and Agile Mind

UT Austin
Supporting 13 institutions to improve outcomes in gateway math courses for a more diverse student population

Want to see a more comprehensive view of our grantmaking? Check out our interactive and searchable Active Grants Table for a snapshot of all current grants.

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