ACC Receives Grant to Help Low-Income Students with Child Care Costs

LITTLETON, Colo. – Arapahoe Community College (ACC) was recently awarded with a $2,000 grant from the Sam S. Bloom Foundation. The grant is designated for child care stipends, enabling students with low incomes, who are also parents, to have their child attend ACC’s Child Development Center free-of-charge so they may pursue studies at the College.

The Sam S. Bloom Foundation supports programs in Colorado designed to bring self-sufficiency to members of highly motivated at-risk populations, particularly family units with infants and young children.

“We are very appreciative to receive this grant because it allows our students with children the opportunity to pursue their educational goals without also worrying about the expense of childcare,” said ACC Foundation Director Courtney Loehfelm. “The Sam S. Bloom Foundation has been instrumental in helping our parent students in the past and we are grateful for their continued support.”

During the 2010-2011 academic year, ACC’s Child Development Center will award stipends to approximately 40 students.

ACC’s Child Development Center was established in 1975 to provide affordable childcare service to students and the community. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is licensed for 55 children ages 2 ½ to 12. For more information on the Center call 303.797.5678 or visit www.arapahoe.edu/student-resources/child-development-center.

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