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15 Wisconsin Public School Districts Selected to Join Great Lakes’ Text Steps Project

$630,000 in grants to help districts combat “summer melt,” improve on-time college enrollment rates

Madison, Wis.—As many as 40% of high school graduates from underserved communities who have been accepted to college don’t end up starting classes in the fall. The reason? Without the support of counselors who guided them through the admission and financial aid application processes, many students are unable to complete critical tasks over the summer, like finalizing financial aid packages, registering for orientation and confirming campus housing. The phenomenon, known as “summer melt,” is most prevalent among students who are first in their family to go to college.

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Madison College Breaks Ground for Goodman South Campus

College president says impact of project will be ‘seismic’

Madison, Wis.—Officials from Madison College and more than 150 business and community leaders, civil rights advocates and others celebrated the groundbreaking of the college’s new south campus in Madison. Construction of the campus, estimated at $23 million, is being funded with private contributions. Great Lakes has committed up to $10.2 million to ensure construction of the entire facility will be complete by Fall 2019.

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'Full Throttle': Groundbreaking on Madison College's New South Campus Set For June

Additional $2 million gift, extension of matching challenge sets pace for fall 2019 opening

Madison, Wis.—Officials from Madison College affirmed that construction of all three phases of its new South Campus will begin in June and be completed in time to host classes and community meetings in the fall of 2019. Great Lakes has restructured its contribution in the amount of up to $10.2 million to ensure the new South Campus will be completed in a single phase—four years ahead of schedule.

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