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A Major Grant to Grow Hispanic Enrollment at NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
NWACC plans to use grant funds to increase Hispanic student enrollment to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), hire a new LIFE staff member and increase professional development opportunities, and expand current LIFE program offerings.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is celebrating the first decade of its LIFE Program, a near-peer mentorship program with an aim to empower Latino youth and increase Hispanic enrollment at the school by going into area high schools to discuss the prospect of going to college. The program recently received a $432,883 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to grow their efforts.

Matthew Moore is a reporter and producer for "Ozarks at Large"