Grant Program Directory

Grant or Program   Description
 
  Contact information
         

         
Alliance for Excellence   A 501(c) 3 non-profit outreach.  Combining leadership and influence from the African American church with educational resources from community colleges, Alliance expands educational opportunities for young people in the African American community.   Sandy Saunders
434-797-8333
ssaunders@dcc.vccs.edu
 

 
Apprenticeship   Assists businesses and their employees with obtaining training.   Melissa Jones-Cross
mjones-cross@dcc.vccs.edu
434-797-8494
 

 
ATD/Lumina Community Colleges Count initiative funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Nellie Mae Education Foundation.  Funds received through the grant support strategies to enhance learning and success of all DCC students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students.

 
Career Coach Program   Prepares students for post-graduation life whether it involves job-hunting or furthering their education.   Angie McAdams
434.797.8520
amcadams@dcc.vccs.edu
 

 
CCAMPIS   Provides DCC students who have children in the Families First Children's Center with funds to supplement child care costs.   Martha Tucker
mtucker@dcc.vccs.edu

434-797-6434

 
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)   The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a Federal TRIO non-profit program administered by Danville Community College aimed to assist individuals who desire to enter or re-enter post-secondary education.  The EOC serves participants in Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania counties, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville.  
Sharon Harris
434.797.8577
sharris@dcc.vccs.edu

 

 

 
Interpreter Training Grant (WEIT)   Designed to train individuals with proficiency in American Sign Language to become educational interpreters.   Carl Amos
434-797-8479
camos@dcc.vccs.edu
 

 
Middle College   Middle College
The Middle College offers individuals aged 18-24 years old without a high school diploma or GED an opportunity to obtain a GED certificate and provides academic and career readiness training.  The program includes several components, the main two being GED Preparation, and Workforce Preparation, which incorporates earning a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).  Middle College also helps students with completion of the financial aid process; participation in career counseling; selecting a desired program of study at DCC; and receiving a certificate, diploma or associate degree. 
 
Donald Pippin
434.797.6433
dpippin@dcc.vccs.edu

 

 

 
National Science Foundation (NSF)   Sponsors Manufacturing Engineering Technology and the Polymer Manufacturing Technology AAS Degree and Certificate programs.  
Jerry Franklin

434-797-8573

jfranklin@dcc.vccs.edu

 

 
Perkins   The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III), as it relates to postsecondary institutions, is to develop more fully the academic, vocational, and technical skills of postsecondary students who elect to enroll in vocational and technical education programs.  Funds may be expended only for purposes allowable under Perkins III.  This plan is developed by Dr. Christopher Ezell with the assistance of members of Vice President's Council.  
Dr. Christopher Ezell
434-797-8410
cezell@dcc.vccs.edu

 

 

 
TARE   Assists low-income applicants by assessment, job training, and educational opportunities to enable them to obtain a career or steady employment.   Ronnie Pannell
rpannell@dcc.vccs.edu
434-797-8539
 

 
Tech Prep Collaboration between high schools, community colleges, universities, and employers to help students (beginning in 9th grade) explore career pathways that lead to high-demand, high-salary careers. Angie McAdams
434.797.8520
amcadams@dcc.vccs.edu
 

 
 
Upward Bound   Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this college-bound program is designed to help low-income and/or first generation students prepare for success in both high school and college. Upward Bound provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performances and ultimately in higher education pursuits.  
Robin Dabney
434.797.8478
mgibson@dcc.vccs.edu

 

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