Sector 2: Community Connections
Objective: To support organizations driving change in our region serving under-represented populations
and individuals facing barriers to education and careers, with a focus on diversity,
equity and inclusion, while encouraging these organizations to inform, assist, and
refer potential adult and traditional students to WKCTC, utilizing the WKCTC Guarantee
Scholarship where appropriate, and ultimately boosting WKCTC enrollment.
Anticipated Partners: NAACP; United Way; Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club; Black Greek Organizations; Merryman House Domestic Violence Center; Hispanic-serving Organizations; Paducah Housing Authority; McCracken County Community Career Endowment and other organizations that help individuals overcome barriers to education.
Deliverables: Financial support for participating organizations; Information/outreach about WKCTC Guarantee Scholarship; Establishment of referral and scholarship utilization processes with organizations
Impact: Catalyst for long-term relationships in reaching underserved populations; improves communities through assistance to DEI-focused organizations; increases WKCTC enrollment
Cabinet Members Assigned: Lee Emmons (Lead), Janett Blythe, and Octavia Lawrence