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Five Regional Promise Grants Awarded for 2015 - 2017 Biennium

The Oregon Department of Education has awarded Regional Promise Grants to 5 consortia. The grants leverage K-12 and higher education collaboration to design learning communities that align student expectations from high school through college, to guide and prepare students for post-secondary training and educational opportunities, and to create effective accelerated learning models in communities around the state. 

Awards were granted to collaborations from the East County Area near Mount Hood, Northwest Region, Mid-Willamette Valley, High Desert Region, and the Southern Oregon area.

The grants were designed to build on the work done during the previous biennium by the Eastern Promise consortium and other regional Promise sites. These consortia have significantly increased the number of high school students earning college credits while in high school and supported activities that help students explore and plan their personal education path tied to their career interests and goals.

The caliber of the proposals was impressive and each of the regions awarded funds will design and deliver individualized, innovative, and flexible ways of delivering content, prepare students for careers and college, and provide ongoing support for high school teachers and college faculty to collaborate. 

Mid-Willamette Valley Consortium - $585,659 Purpose and Scope
Oregon Institute of Technology
Western Oregon University
Corban University
Willamette Education Service District
21 School Districts

East County Pathways to College Success Consortium - $573,709 Purpose and Scope
Portland State University
Mt. Hood Community College
Multnomah Education Service District
6 School Districts

Cascades Commitment Consortium - $569,314 Purpose and Scope
Oregon State University- Cascades Campus
Central Oregon Community College
High Desert Education Service District
6 School Districts

Northwest Promise - $585,659 Purpose and Scope
Northwest Regional ESD
Portland State University
Portland Community College
Clatsop Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
20 School Districts

Southern Oregon Promise - $585,659 Purpose and Scope
Southern Oregon ESD
Lake ESD
Oregon Institute of Technology
Southern Oregon University
Klamath Community College
Rogue Community College
14 School Districts