William and Mary Digest March 20

William and Mary Digest March 20

Partnership will help homeless students on the path to college

Project HOPE-VA will partner with the Virginia Community College System and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to help homeless students succeed in higher education after graduation.

They will draw from the Great Expectations program, created in 2008 to help youths who have been in foster care transition to a Virginia community college. The team is exploring a pilot program to create single points of contact in Virginia colleges for homeless youths.

The work of Project HOPE-VA has increased the number of homeless students who graduate high school. The same level of commitment and information...