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College Club Program Recognized by Bank of America Foundation

November 17, 2016

Earlier this month, St. John Fisher College’s College Club was formally recognized by the Bank of America Foundation as an initiative creating impact in the community. The College Club was among 19 community programs honored for their efforts in the Rochester region.

Bank of America grant presentation

A long-time advocate for the College Club, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded the initiative four grants, providing $27,500 in funding for the program. Through the grants, the after-school program, which focuses on college preparedness, has been able to expand to serve more than 150 students in three schools in the Rochester area: Rochester Early College International High School, East Rochester High School, and University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men.

During the celebration, which was held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Dr. Jeff Liles, associate professor in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education and founder of the College Club, shared details about the program, including the creation of a new student-created publication, The College Cappuccino: Spilling the Beans on College Readiness. The magazine will provide important college information and resources to 650 students throughout the Rochester City School District.

At the event, Liles was joined by School of Education Dean Dr. Mike Wischnowski, and Maya Temperley, director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations.