IGNITE: FORMER FOSTER SUCCESS

Organization name: Ivy Tech Community College

Program Type

Financial aid & financial literacy programs
Mentoring and career navigation programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: IGNITE is a grant funded program at Ivy Tech Community College, sponsored by the Nina Mason Pulliam Trust. IGNITE serves former foster and homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 26 years old. The goals of the program are to provide wrap around services to current and future students who meet the program requirements. The students have access to enrollment assistance, financial aid assistance, connection to community resources and much more. These program supports are designed to help students navigate higher education and create a culture of belonging.
Success Metrics: Semester and Cumulative GPA, program participation, retention rates

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

30

Black or African Americans Annually Served

72.7%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

9.1%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $100,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $100,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: Ivy Tech Community College
Website: https://www.ivytech.edu/indianapolis/34125.html
Respondents Name: Kevin Hillman
Email: khillmn5@ivytech.edu

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