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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection expanding

Rochester Business Journal
October 15, 2013

The Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is expanding into Greece.

The program has announced plans to enroll 30 students at Greece Arcadia High School for the 2013-14 school year with a goal of dramatically improving graduation rates for youth at risk of dropping out.

The is the first expansion into a suburban school district for HWSC, which offers support services to at-risk high school students and connects them with job opportunities. The program already works in 18 schools in the Rochester City School District as well as city schools in Buffalo and Syracuse, and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

“We are excited to partner with the Greece Central School District,” said Roderick Green, executive director of strategic expansion for Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. “Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection’s model relies on community collaboration. We partner with many area organizations including school districts and local businesses to tackle some of the most difficult challenges that students face outside the classroom, working to ensure students come to school ready to learn.”

Lesley Flick, principal of Greece Arcadia, said the partnership brings great promise to the Greece Central School District.

"Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection has a proven track record of success and our students will greatly benefit from Hillside’s support for on-time graduation, life skills development and job training," Flick said.

(c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.


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