Over the course of five years, Journey will target a specific population of students with statistically low enrollment and retention rates: those in Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing and Associate in Science programs, as well as students who have not yet decided on a career path.
Funded by a Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Project Genesis focuses on recruiting, retaining, and graduating African American male students in the associate in arts, criminal justice, computer technology, industrial electronics technology and heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology programs. These programs were chosen because of demand in the job market, and good earning potential.
Student Support Services, a TRiO Federal Grant Program, helps people from families with incomes under $24,000 (where neither parent graduated from college) to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degree. Participants, who include disabled college students, receive tutoring, counseling and remedial instruction.