Student Outreach Services Receives Grant

Western students who identify as former foster youth or as unaccompanied homeless youth are getting additional support over the next three years through a generous grant from the East Seattle Foundation, received in May 2019. A new staff position in Enrollment and Student Services will serve as the program manager working with these populations—providing continuity and a coordinated approach in guiding these Western Success Scholars to connect with all the ways Western is supporting student success. Coordination of care with key campus partners (e.g. Financial Aid, Counseling Center, Student Outreach Services, Career Services, Admissions, Office of Off-Campus Living, and the Office of Student Life) providing support services is a critical component of this program. The Western Success Scholars program also provides opportunities for the students in the cohort to meet each other and build community with one another. This program will be housed with Multicultural Services in Viking Union.