Knox College gets grant for Latina women

From the Peoria Journal Star:

Knox College will receive a $50,000 grant to implement a program to increase the college completion rate of Latina women at the college, the not-for-profit organization Excelencia in Education announced Tuesday.

Knox College was one of 20 colleges and universities across the nation to receive the award.

The SEMILLAS grants, supported by the Wal-Mart Foundation, are part of Excelencia in Education’s “Growing What Works” national initiative. The initiative aims to accelerate Latino student success by refining and replicating model educational programs that advance Latino achievement in two-year and four-year colleges.