Gary group gets $25,000 grant

Post Tribune (Sunday) - - News - By Mered­ith Co­lias-Pete Post-Tri­bune mco­l­ias@post-trib.com

The Gary Alumni Path­ways to Stu­dents is set to re­ceive a $25,000 grant from the Legacy Foun­da­tion.

Since 2016, GAPS has spear­headed pro­grams at West Side Lead­er­ship Academy to help stu­dents learn about ca­reer paths — of­ten by hav­ing alumni re­late their own ex­pe­ri­ences.

The grant will al­low the or­ga­ni­za­tion to help pay staff costs, said alumni and com­mu­nity re­source co­or­di­na­tor Zanetta Miller. Up­com­ing events in­clude Col­lege Day on Nov. 20; Girls Ig­nited, a work­shop se­ries, on Jan. 7, and Ca­reer Day on April 5, which is ex­pected to in­clude more than 90 pan­elists, she said.

“To meet the mission of GAPS, our goals are three­fold — built on pro­gram­ming, part­ner­ships and per­ma­nence,” Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Diane Jack­sonChap­man said in a re­lease. “Our pro­gram will also con­nect alumni col­lec­tively and in­di­vid­u­ally with stu­dents and ad­min­is­tra­tion, and pre­pare them for aca­demic, ca­reer and per­sonal suc­cess.”

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