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Charles H. Dater Foundation Helps Chatfield College Remove Barriers for Low-income College Students

March 14th, 2012 Charles H. Dater Foundation Helps Chatfield College Remove Barriers for Low-income College Students

A $10,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation is helping Chatfield College to address and remove educational barriers to low-income parents in greater Cincinnati through the college's Learning to Live Program at its Findlay Market campus.

Chatfield College has designed the Learning to Live Program to increase educational access and retention for low-income single parents.  This is accomplished through a liberal-arts education that is fully supported by social service and family/child care support, needs based supplemental scholarships and career services. 

The goal is to annually increase enrollment of low-income parents and decrease the drop out rate of the same population.

Chatfield College's Findlay Market site serves students from the greater Cincinnati area. Over half of Chatfield  Findlay Market students are single with dependant children, and are faced with financial, academic, and childcare needs that can be significant barriers to education.

Chatfield's Learning to Live Program helps eliminate many of those barriers.  The program provides weekly visits by 4C For Children with times/days staggered so all students have access; scholarship assistance; social services coordination to address student needs, such as transportation and housing; academic support through tutoring provided by teachers, peers, paid staff and volunteers; early intervention for students who may be struggling and personal one-on-one follow up.

The Charles H. Dater Foundation grant has also partially funded the Principles of Leadership class at the Findlay Market campus, which has hosted such guest speakers as Dan Hurley, Director of Leadership Cincinnati, Albert Smitherman, President of Jostin Construction, Cincinnati Council member Cecil Thomas and Mayor Mark Mallory.

The Charles H. Dater Foundation was founded in 1985 and awards grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out projects that benefit children and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.  The Foundation does not operate programs, but makes grants to private, non-profit organizations and public agencies for their programs and projects.  Established to ensure that funding for worthwhile community programs would continue after his death, the Foundation preserves the memory and philanthropic commitment of Charles H. Dater (1912-1993) and his ancestors, whose hard work and business acumen over four generations provided them with the opportunity to share their success with their community. 

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