Goshen College receives nearly $3 million Lilly grant

GOSHEN, IND.—Goshen College has received a grant of nearly $3 million (all funds in US dollars) from Lilly Endowment Inc. through the competitive Phase 3 of its Charting the Future of Indiana’s Colleges and Universities initiative. The grant will support a five-year plan for expanding inclusive education in Elkhart County through community-engaged learning and partnerships. This Phase 3 grant is in addition to, and builds upon, a $1 million Phase 2 grant in October 2020, and a $100,000 Phase 1 planning grant in November 2019, from Lilly. These grants, and others, are building institutional capacity to address the career concerns of both traditional students and those in careers now disrupted. The overarching goal of Goshen College’s Charting the Future proposals is to increase educational access, engagement and attainment in Elkhart County for all learners, including at Goshen College, through new educational partnerships with and for the local community. This includes outreach to low-income, school-age students and adult learners, particularly in the predominantly Black and Latino communities of south-central Elkhart and north Goshen. With these grants, the college will develop a new Office for Community Engaged Learning, which will build programs that are educationally rigorous for students, create belonging and inclusion for students historically underserved, and are mutually rewarding for the college’s partners.

—Goshen College

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