LMC gets more than a million in grant money

Lake Michigan College will be able to continue their services to students through their Educational Opportunity Center.

The college received a grant this past week for $1.69 million. This will allow the college to fund the center through 2021.

The center is filled with staff who are able to help students who may have a limited English background, be homeless, or even exiting foster care just to name a few.

Doors first opened in 1994 and since then the center has helped more than 25,000 adults in the Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana areas.

More money means the school can help more people. "It means more students to reach in terms of adults who desire to come back to school, whether they're there to pursue their secondary or post-secondary education," said LMC Grants Manager Selene Anderson.

The Educational Opportunity Center provides a range of services. Some of those include career information, assessment, and advising.

"Often times we have dreams but life takes us in different directions. It's an opportunity for adults who want to pursue a post-secondary education or who want to go back and complete their high school education," Anderson added.

The college is one of 143 across the nation who received this type of grant.

To learn more how to get involved and continue an unfinished degree, click here.

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