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Gateway | A Holistic Program for Basic Skills Instruction & Services


Title V STEM Gateway Grant

The mission of the Gateway grant is to serve Glendale College’s basic skills students by developing a comprehensive and holistic program for basic skills instruction and services. Excellent programs and projects serving basic skills students already exist at GCC, but they often operate independently of one another. Research has shown that, in the main, those who need these services most are least likely to find them on their own. The solution is to link curriculum, ancillary instruction, and services directly in a clear and comprehensive program.

Why develop a basic skills program under a STEM grant? What do basic skills have to do with STEM? The reality is that STEM majors and careers are possible only for those basic skills students who successfully complete their developmental coursework. Thus, the Gateway Project’s overarching goal is to facilitate students’ efficient progress from developmental courses to transferable courses, from community college to university, and ultimately to degree completion.


If you want to submit an idea for a project, you can do so at any time. You can start by writing a short paragraph describing your idea and submitting it to us online. Your idea will be reviewed, and if it fits with the goals of the grant, you can submit a formal proposal.

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