NC State Juntos Partners with Wake Tech for New Community Initiative
The project will provide first-generation and Latino college students with academic support, mentoring and college pipeline experiences to help them prepare for and transition into college.
NC State Juntos, Wake Tech and Congresswoman Deborah Ross have announced the Wake Tech Reach Project, an initiative aimed at increasing the enrollment and success of first-generation and Latino college students.
Supported by $600,000 in federal Community Project funding in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2022, the two-year project strives to increase academic support, mentoring and college pipeline experiences to prepare and transition first-generation students to college.
Juntos will work specifically to provide targeted outreach to middle school, high school and first-generation college students and their families to promote college attendance after high school graduation. The initiative has a special focus on Latino students, the largest population of first-gen students.
“This partnership shows to the Juntos community and other institutions that Wake Tech and NC State value the growing Latino community and the talent we bring to the NC workforce,” said Diana Urieta, director of NC State Juntos. “This is a real model of partnership between NC State and Wake Tech as we continue to see a growth in transfer students at NC State and other four-year institutions. This is a model NC State Juntos is ready to duplicate as over 80 percent of our graduating seniors choose their local community college to start their post-secondary education.”
Read the full press release and learn more on the Wake Tech website.