Thursday, October 16, 2014

Single Stop USA Launches Two New Massachusetts Sites

Author: Rachel Martinez
Development Intern, GreenLight Fund

In the fall of 2011 the GreenLight Fund supported the launch of Single Stop USA to Boston. Single Stop works with community colleges to help low-income students and families access existing resources proven to increase economic mobility and academic success. Now, we’re excited to announce that Single Stop is expanding in Massachusetts, with two new sites opening this fall.

Given the success of its program at Bunker Hill Community College, Single Stop is set to partner with both Roxbury Community College (RCC) and Springfield Technical and Community College (STCC).

As part of an ongoing effort to revitalize and expand the college, RCC will now feature Single Stop in its admission process. Single Stop received significant support from Roxbury’s new president, Dr. Valerie Roberson, who recognizes that a large portion of the student body is made up of low-income individuals who will greatly benefit from the Single Stop’s services.

The only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC is already known for its strong workforce development, and with Single Stop’s help there will soon be even more opportunities for students. Springfield Technical Community College, which led the fundraising for the new program, plans to integrate Single Stop into the campus through automatic referrals from financial aid and coordination with enrollment management systems.

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