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Dater Foundation Continues to Fund Chatfield College Learning to Live Program

February 26th, 2014 Dater Foundation Continues to Fund Chatfield College Learning to Live Program

For the fifth year in a row, the Charles H. Dater Foundation has awarded a grant to Chatfield College to fund the college’s Learning to Live Program at its Findlay Market campus.

Launched by Chatfield in 2009, the goal of the Learning to Live program is to address the barriers experienced by low-income, single-parent, or first-generation students that may prevent them from achieving a quality education.             

The Learning to Live Program addresses those barriers by1) placing an emphasis on addressing the childcare needs of low-income, high-risk students so they can complete their educational goals. 2) placing an emphasis on resolving the social services needs of Chatfield students by directing the student to applicable non-profit and governmental agencies. 3) Using peer support (students), volunteers, and instructors in tutoring. 4) Providing scholarship awards to cover the unmet needs of students and eliminate the reliance on student loans. 5) Using intervention strategies for struggling students and provides dedicated personnel to address academic issues which might prevent completion of academic goals.

“At our Findlay Market location, Chatfield’s typical student is African-American, a woman over thirty, often a single parent, and one who may have encountered a number of challenges in earning a degree,” said Chatfield College president John Tafaro. “We are grateful that the Charles H. Dater Foundation recognizes the need for a special focus on this population, and has supported Chatfield’s Learning to Live program for five consecutive years.”

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. 


Photo Caption:  The Learning to Live program at Chatfield College offers free tutoring sessions to students who may have been out of school for a period of years or may have recently earned a GED. The Charles H. Dater Foundation has funded the Learning to Live program at Chatfield College for five consecutive years.

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