CE3 adds fourth Department of Education grant

February 14, 2024

The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) has recently been granted the Department of Education Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG). PSSG was awarded to CE3 after the second-ever grant competition in the program's history. PSSG was launched in 2022.  

Administered across multiple units in CE3, PSSG will improve the academic progress, re-enrollment, and degree completion of systemically marginalized students at Berkeley. The four-year project will serve participants of the Transfer Student Center (TSC), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), and NAVCAL by leveraging various support interventions that these units have proven show strong evidence of effectiveness. PSSG will enable students to benefit from first-year transition seminars, individual success counseling, peer mentoring, and supplemental financial aid. Additionally, the EOP component of the grant will focus on students who have stopped out, providing specialized resources and guidance designed to help them complete their degrees. 

With the addition of PSSG, CE3 now is home to four Department of Education grants. In 2022, CE3 successfully competed for a continuation of its Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program grant. Embedded in the Student Parent Center (SPC) and in partnership with Berkeley’s Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP), CCAMPIS supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based resources for student parents and child care services. In 2020, CE3 was granted two Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO grants. In addition to securing a grant to continue its long standing SSS Classic grant, CE3 successfully competed to secure the opportunity to launch a new SSS STEM grant at Berkeley. SSS programs provide comprehensive individualized counseling and support resources that enable the completion of postsecondary education of low-income students, first generation students, and students with disabilities. The Division of Equity and Inclusion is also the home of a third SSS Program focused on serving students with disabilities that is part of the Disabled Students Program (DSP).

Contact CE3 to learn more.