Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pathways Program in This Month's "East of the River" Magazine

"AoH’s Pathways Prepares Adult Learners For Success" is the headline of an article in the February edition of East of the River Magazine. You can pick up a copy for yourself at any of these locations, or read it online here.

The article is a good overview of what's happening in Pathways program and why it's so important. It's a timely read too, as author Steve Lilienthal notes:
Recently, there has been a great deal of focus in Congress and the higher education community on for-profit institutions accepting poorly prepared students. It’s not a minor issue. The danger for many GED recipients with marginal academic skills is that their financial aid will be dissipated paying for remedial courses that must be taken to improve skills, but do not count as credit for their degrees. Pathways can help to prevent students from suffering such shocks.

If you haven't already, be sure to also check out this article in The Washington Informer, which quotes AoH student Ernestine McSwain.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Returned PC Volunteers Choose AoH for Charity of The Year

Academy of Hope has been selected by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC (RPCV/w) as their 2011 Charity of the Year. AoH was chosen among a group of three finalist for the organization’s Partnership for Peace, which is in its second year. Throughout the year RPCV/w members will support adult learners at AoH through volunteer service, fundraising events, and outreach. RPCV/w is planning a large service event during the Peace Corps 50th anniversary celebration in September 2011.

RPCV/w is kicking-off this year’s partnership on February 26th, with their Second Annual Peace Corps Open; a mini-golf tournament at DC’s H Street Country Club. Registration for would-be golfers (and their spectator friends) is now open to the general public.