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Students Shine Light on Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day


(Reposted from John Tyler Community College) A chance to connect, share, learn and hopefully, influence change. That’s what three students from John Tyler Community College’s Great Expectations program say they experienced after being selected to participate in Congressional Foster Youth Shadow ...


Great Expectations students attend presidential inauguration


  Great Expectations students from Virginia Highlands Community College, Tidewater Community College, SWCC, Danville Community College, John Tyler Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College had the opportunity to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden thanks to the Virginia Foundation for Community ...


Former First Lady Anne Holton will become director of Great Expectations program in January


RICHMOND — Former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton is being hired by Virginia’s Community Colleges to work as the program director of the VCCS Great Expectations program. The Great Expectations program began in 2008 to help the commonwealth’s current and former ...


Great Expectations training adds 22 new mentors at PHCC


The Great Expectations program at Patrick Henry Community College recently held a mentor training and orientation session to kick off the 2nd year of the mentoring program. The training was led by Susan Taylor from Radford University, who did a phenomenal job explaining the ...


Central Virginia to add 16th Great Expectations program

Author: Susan Hayden

We've added another school to our growing list! Central Virginia Community College hopes to have students starting classes in the spring of 2013. Check out the Lynchburg story here: CVCC to Start Program to Help Foster Kids Lynchburg, VA-Statistics show teens in ...

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