Grants Report March 1 - March 31, 2008

Title: College Going Culture (2 Yr Award)
Agency: Walter S. Johnson Foundation

Project director: Cheri Cruz
Amount of Award: $100,000
Purpose: To increase college going rates by assessing, counseling, and tracking older youth and their families.
College/School: Administration/Central Valley Higher Education Consortium

Title: Employment Training Panel (2008)
Agency: State of California, Employment Training Panel

Project director: Emil Milevoj
Amount of Award: $49,547
Purpose: To provide business and management skills training to small business owners/entrepreneurs to help their companies grow into stable and productive businesses.
College/School: Craig School of Business/Central California Small Business Development Center

Title: Central Valley Science Project - CSP State funds 2007-08 (Yr 3)
Agency: University of California
Project director: James Marshall
Amount of Award: $80,000
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for teachers to refine their teaching skills, gain new science content knowledge and build strong professional relationships with other teachers
School: Kremen School of Education/Curriculum & Instruction

Title: CCTA – Fresno County Mentor (Year 1 of 3)
Agency: Fresno County Children and Family Services
Project director: Jane Middleton/David Foster
Amount of Award: $134,235
Purpose: These services will provide assistance and training to social work supervisors to support their skills and practices with new and transitioning social workers.
School: Health and Human Services/Social Work Education