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Programs Recieve Grants to Help Students Get to College

January 15, 2010

 Programs Receive Grants to Help Students Get to College 

Funds Intended to Spread KnowHow2GO Message 
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (Jan. 15, 2010) — Ten Iowa organizations will be able to offer 
Iowa students more information on how to get to college, thanks to grants from 
Each program was recently awarded $11,200 to encourage students to find their way to 
college by following the four steps promoted by KnowHow2GO, a national multimedia 
campaign. The KnowHow2GO steps are asking for help; pushing yourself to prepare for 
college; finding the right fit in a school; and finding available financial aid. 
“The role that these organizations play in students’ lives is critical,” said Juan Garcia, 
executive director of the Iowa College Access Network®
 (ICAN), which plays a major role in 
the KnowHow2GOIowa campaign. “As students become aware that college is attainable, 
their whole outlook on the future changes.” 
Garcia said the grant committee awarded the funds to the organizations that would most 
effectively spread the KnowHow2GO message among Iowa students most in need, 
including low-income and first-generation youths. Grant recipients are: 
Central Iowa Reengagement Center 
Denison Community School District 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Des Moines Independent School District 
Des Moines Public Library 
Heartland Area Education Agency 11 — Shelter Care Program 
Luther College 
Muscatine Community School District 
Perry High School 
University of Northern Iowa 
The national KnowHow2GO campaign is funded by Lumina Foundation for Education and 
American Council on Education. Scholarship America is the fiscal agent for the awards.


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