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To establish a program sponsored by TC3 and Cornell University to recruit promising minority students to enroll in college using two programs: 1) Start Smart, a program which would enable students to attend TC3, receive special support and then transfer to Cornell; and 2) ECIT (Exploring Careers in Information Technology), a program focusing on information technologies. Cornell would recruit high school minority students who are interested in learning computers to work after school at Cornell.

Grant Amount


Year Awarded



12 Months

Related Resources


Higher Education

Global Impact:

United States

Historical Programme Affiliations:

Higher Education

Foundation Center Themes:

Equal Opportunity in Education, Community Colleges, Universities

Foundation Center Approaches:

Recruitment & Retention, Precollege Support, Undergraduate Support