The EDGE Program is a professional development program for the Visual Arts that provides
hands-on, interactive curriculum taught by professionals in the field. The Foundation
grant money is used to provide several tuition scholarships for artists to participate
and expand their professional development.
Conversations in Humanities
Conversations in Humanities provides ongoing opportunities for civil discourse on
a variety of relevant topics. The series will examine the ways in which changes in
technology, philosophy, and our understanding of how human impact on our shared physical
environment effects human self-image while breaking down the artificial barriers between
ODET Training Room Mediation
The Organizational Development and Employee Training Department (ODET) provides professional
development training for College employees. This project will provide full multimedia
equipment in existing training space, which will allow ODET to provide a more interactive
training experience for employees.
This program provides specialized one-on-one tutoring for students with disabilities
or psychological disorders. For many students with disabilities, having the same tutor
at the same time on a regular basis keeps them focused on subject material and increases
retention. Over the last 2 years, this program has assisted over 200 students with
a 79% success rate in Math and a 95% success rate in English in helping students pass
Current Issues Textbooks for HS Completion Students
This project will help Edmonds Community College High School Completion Department
faculty create a textbook series that will better serve students with relevant high
quality material while reducing book cost to the student. The textbook will be published
on-campus and will also provide stability and continuity to History course curricula.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides free income tax return preparation
for low income and elderly community members. This funding will help provide more
training for volunteers and increased supervision at the tax clinic. The tax clinic
will be staffed by EdCC accounting students, allowing them a more real-life work experience.
TRiO Student Support Services
The TRiO Program provides support services to EdCC students who are low-income, first
generation college students or students with disabilities. Its goals are to increase
retention rates, graduation rates and the rate of students transferring to 4-year
institutions. This funding will support recognition activities that foster community
within the program.
Job Development 130 – Classroom Support
Job Development 130 is a course in the Business Division that helps students design
a plan for their academic, personal, or career success. This course helps students
navigate the college system and learn about resources on-campus. Job Development 130
is a great introduction to college for new students, particularly those who have been
away from school for a long time.
Audio Video Equipment Upgrade
This project allows students to have a more interactive learning experience by being
able to utilize multimedia more effectively in the classroom. New equipment will enhance
student projects and allow them to create a higher quality portfolio. The EdCC College
Correctional Facility Program helps to prepare students to reenter the workforce and
contribute to society upon their release from prison.
CFF Childcare CCAMPIS
The Washington State Board of Community and Technical colleges identified that access
to childcare is the number two barrier to accessing higher education. The Center for
Families (CFF) provides infant and childcare to students, faculty and staff at Edmonds
Community College. This grant will allow the Center to serve more infants and toddlers,
allowing more students to continue their education, particularly low-income families
who have difficulty finding low-cost, high quality childcare.
Alternative Breaks are service-learning projects offered to students during school
breaks in-between quarters. The program partners with local community organizations
to provide volunteer service projects for students. Recent projects include work with
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, WSU Beach Watchers, Port Townsend
Marine Science Center and Moran State Park on Orcas Island. These activities allow
students the opportunity for engagement in leadership and environmental issues.
It’s a Family Affair
This program helps to decrease barriers that low-income families of color face in
the educational process, specifically math courses. It’s a Family Affair will offer
explicit information to families about student development, K-12 culture, college
culture, mathematics and its everyday applications.
SAT Preparation Course
This course will provide an affordable alternative SAT preparation course for low-income
and non-native English speakers to help remove educational barriers imposed by the
high cost of traditional SAT prep courses. Classes will be held on-campus and written
specifically to help non-native English speakers perform better in the Reading and
Volunteer Literacy Program: Tutor-Training
The population of non-native English speakers or those lacking proficiency continues
to grow with the current economic climate. The Volunteer Literacy Program provides
tutoring to pre-GED, GED and ESL students. This grant will allow the program to improve
training for its volunteers to provide more skilled tutoring and improve the program’s
Library Group Study Room Furniture and Equipment
The Library has seen a significant usage increase over the last three years. This
grant will provide the library with additional group study room capabilities to meet
the demands of increased student enrollment at Edmonds Community College.
Frames for Brier Hall Cafeteria
This project will provide a permanent art framing system to display photography student
artwork in Brier Hall. The permanent structure allows the student artwork to rotate
easily, making it possible to showcase as many students work as possible.
Edmonds CC Center for Families Art Docent Materials
The Art Docent project provides art experience for children in the Preschool and Head
Start programs at the EdCC Center for Families. Exposure to art allows the children
to develop creative though at an early age while providing volunteer opportunities
for art students.