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Hopkins House Awarded 3-Year Grant from City

May 27, 2015 03:51 PM
The City of Alexandria awarded a three-year grant to Hopkins House for its Early Childhood Learning Institute. This grant will provide core funding for the institute over the next three years, supplementing previously committed state and private grants.

In collaboration with Northern Virginia Community College, local high schools, and child care providers, the Hopkins House Early Childhood Learning Institute promotes post-secondary education and economic self-sufficiency among low-income, first-generation college-bound teens and young adults. Students enrolled in the institute attend college classes and professional development workshops, and receive internship opportunities, academic and career counseling, wrap-around supports (i.e. tutoring, childcare, computer access, textbooks, etc.), and fulltime career placement in the Early Childhood Education field.  

The grant from the city’s Alexandria Fund for Human Services was awarded through a revamped competive process instituted this year. Hopkins House will receive three years of funding, subject to successful completion of program outcomes in the previous year and continued city funding. This year, Hopkins House is slated to receive $54,188 – an increase of $25,961 over previous year funding – and, undetermined amounts in 2016 and 2017.