Capital One Foundation Awards $50K To Delgado’s Workforce Development Initiative

NEW ORLEANS — Delgado Community College has been awarded $50,000 by the Capital One Foundation to support workforce development.

         Delgado is part of the Capital One Foundation’s Community College Workforce Development (CCWD) cohort, which is currently in a pilot/ planning phase to define the focus of a multi-year grant program. The gift is used for Delgado’s participation in the cohort and developing the focus of a multi-year grant program.

         The cohort had its first opportunity to meet in New Orleans in January 2016 before the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Workforce Development Institute (WDI) conference. 

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         Delgado Community College hosted the cohort, which includes 36 workforce development leaders from 14 community colleges, including: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Collin County Community College, Dallas County Community College District, Delgado Community College, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Montgomery College, Northern Virginia Community College, Prince George's Community College, Queensborough Community College, and University of the District of Columbia Community College.

         Delgado Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development and Technical Education Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib said: “We are pleased to be a part of such a distinguished group of workforce leaders from around the country and we are honored to have been selected by Capital One Foundation.”

         The Capital One Foundation provides funding to support programs for safe and affordable housing, financial literacy, workforce and economic development, school improvement and early childhood education. The Foundation’s grant-making serves national and local organizations that inform or implement best practices in the Foundation’s focus areas or operate programs in the designated geographic focus areas which include various parts of Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, New York and New Jersey.

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