At the February 27, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting, Antioch College Trustees agreed to support the College’s new program addressing affordability and higher education access, Antioch College Works, through a $1.5M fundraising challenge.
In its resolution, the Board affirmed that funding Antioch College Works promises both to support financially challenged students and their families and to bolster progress towards the College’s long-term financial goals. The College is currently seeking to raise $4M by June 30, 2020 for Antioch College Works.
Board members will work together to either fundraise or donate to a total of $1.5M in this “give or get” challenge.
“Antioch College’s strength in applied education as exemplified by the Co-op program, and its longstanding commitment to equity are core to the Antioch College Works program,” says Maureen Lynch, chair of the Antioch College Board of Trustees. “We hope that others will be inspired to join us in donating to this cause.”
About Antioch College Works
Antioch College Works is an integrated program of applied learning that turns the conventional approach to a four-year degree on its head. It emphasizes: Up to five full-term, work placements in areas around the US and one abroad (paid jobs that earn academic credit); guaranteed on-campus or in-community jobs during study terms for a minimum of 10 hours per week at $10 per hour (these placements build experience and skills in one or more of the College’s Areas of Practice); an international program placement to build language and intercultural communication skills; a post graduation job placement known as “Launch CO-OP”; and affordability, equity and access through very generous scholarships, including full tuition scholarships for all Pell eligible students.