Partners for education program awarded Americorps Grant

May 12, 2014 No Comments by

Partners for Education at Berea College has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as a recipient of an AmeriCorps grant. Partners for Education’s program, PartnerCorps: STEM, will increase student competency in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or “STEM” fields. Partners for Education will place 20 AmeriCorps members in three […]

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Aspen Institute Names Partners for Education at Berea College to National Network to Disrupt Poverty for Children and Parents

Apr 29, 2014 1 Comment

Partners for Education at Berea College was announced today as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. Partners for Education at Berea College is one of the initial 58 organizations, selected from 24 states and the […]

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Leaders Gather for Rural Education Summit

Nov 26, 2013 No Comments

More than 100 rural leaders gathered at Berea College on November 20 to take part in the inaugural Berea College Rural Education Summit. The two-day event featured keynote speakers, expert panels, discussion groups and a tour of the Berea College Promise Neighborhood. The summit, sponsored by Berea College, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink and […]

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Berea College’s Partners for Education and CMT Inspire Students to Continue Their Educations

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

More than 200 parents and students from eastern Kentucky gathered in Berea, Kentucky, on October 26 to explore educational opportunities and develop their own Map to Success, a program Berea designed to introduce families of high school students to college and career planning. The event marked the first joint effort between Partners for Education at […]

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Gentry Appears on KET’s ‘Education Matters,’ Nov. 18

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

Dreama Gentry, director of Berea College's Partners for Education program (which includes GEAR-UP and Promise Neighborhoods) will appear on Kentucky Educational Television's (KET) series "Education Matters," Monday, November 18 at 9 p.m. Hosted by Bill Goodman and special co-host Renee Shaw, this special edition of "Education Matters, "part of a continuing KET series, explores this […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Visits First Rural Promise Neighborhood

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Sand Gap Elementary School in Jackson County, Kentucky, on November 1 to participate in a roundtable discussion on Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Panelists included students, teachers, parents and Promise Neighborhood staff. The discussion focused on educational challenges and successes in rural America. The Berea College Promise […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit First Rural Promise Neighborhood, Nov. 1

Oct 29, 2013 1 Comment

Sand Gap, Ky.- United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Sand Gap Elementary School in Sand Gap, Kentucky on Friday, November 1, to participate in a roundtable discussion about Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative.  Invited attendees include students, teachers, parents and Promise Neighborhood staff.  The discussion will share challenges and successes of implementing […]

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