The Daily Record: Kaiser Permanente donates $75K to expand access to higher education

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By Daily Record Staff
September 22, 2021

The following is an excerpt from the original Daily Record article.

Kaiser Permanente has teamed up with Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) to connect individuals facing economic injustice with low-cost and tuition-free opportunities through a $75,000 donation.

With the commitment from Kaiser Permanente, CCBC and BCCC have increased outreach to those for whom the cost of living outpaces what they earn – sharing that a college education is financially feasible and leads to better income earning employment opportunities. For Kaiser Permanente, this initiative exemplifies the health care organization’s commitment to advance economic equity and expand educational opportunities to communities of color.

​This campaign stems from Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland to support research, advocacy and policy solutions that seek to enable low-income, working class Marylanders to meet their essential needs such as food, housing, health care, child care and education.

This historic partnership between CCBC, BCCC and Kaiser Permanente advances the initiative – called ALICE (Asset Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) – by working to address the disparity among low-income, working families in accessing low-cost or tuition-free higher education opportunities.

With their open-access missions, CCBC and BCCC collectively serve more than 70,000 students annually, offering an affordable, quality education to some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable populations. With resources available to assist students, there is no reason to forego a college education or workforce training and create a mountain of debt for anyone interested in enrolling at either institution. ​

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Source: The Daily Record

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