Re: “Efforts boost college success for low-income and minority students” (Katie Baird column, 5-22).
In response to Baird’s column, I would like to highlight several successful federally funded programs across Washington that are boosting college success for underrepresented students.
MDC, Making a Difference in Community, is a nonprofit agency in Tacoma that utilizes both federal funds and local support to implement educational programs for nearly 1,500 low-income and first-generation students in grades 7-12. MDC is committed to addressing the many barriers that hinder these students from persisting through high school and enrolling in college.
MDC’s educational programs provide services …