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Ivy Tech pilot program helping low income students

December 11, 2017 GMT

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne campus today announced a pilot program designed to alleviate non-academic barriers for students receiving benefits from a federal nutrition assistance program.

Ivy Works will provide students involved in certain short-term workforce ready programs, including structural welding, with services and support, such as transportation assistance and child care vouchers.

The community college aims to serve 100 students through September. Students must be Allen County residents and receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

“Our goal is to help those students who need help the most,” said Chris Douse, director of Student Success and Engagement and head of Ivy Works.


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