Hofstra University has been awarded a $360,512 grant from the New York State Education Department for its “2015-2016 Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP),” under the direction of Dr. Anthony E. Robinson, Associate Dean/Executive Director, Center for Educational Access and Success, School of Education.
“Through the Hofstra University New York State Education Department Liberty Partnerships Program, a grant-funded project, we provide a comprehensive package of supplemental academic services designed to facilitate student success at the middle and high school levels,” Dr. Robinson said. “Over the past couple of years we have seen an increasing rate of high school graduation, for those students enrolled in the program, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to help students find ways to be successful.”
Hofstra offers LPP classes, workshops and programs on Saturdays and occasional weeknights to eligible students in grades six through 12. Classes are also offered at partner schools, which are part of the Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt and Uniondale school districts.
The goal of LPP is to promote learning experiences that enhance intellectual, social and cultural development, which ultimately prepares students to graduate from high school and pursue college or meaningful employment.