Evergreen Valley College (EVC) today announced the renewal of its Talent Search grant through the US Department of Education, which amounts to $404,413 per year and equates to over $2.0 million dollars over the span of five years. 

EVC's TRiO Talent Search program is one of more than 700 TRiO programs nationwide that promote academic achievement among disadvantaged populations. TRiO Talent Search at EVC is a free, federally-funded program that serves four target high schools in San Jose, helping low-income and potential first-generation students successfully graduate from secondary school and enroll in post-secondary education.

"Evergreen Valley College's TRiO Talent Search program is such an important pathway for high school students to receive tutoring, guidance, and support in helping them prepare for college," said Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Evergreen Valley College President. "We are so grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting hundreds of youth in our region, and to have five more years to keep impacting lives."

This grant enables Evergreen Valley College to continue robust support services at: W.C. Overfelt High School, Latino College Preparatory Academy, Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy, Luis Valdez Leadership Academy, East Side Union High School, and San Jose High School. Through this grant EVC will serve over 700 participants and continue to be on the forefront of bolstering college-going culture within our richly diverse community.

August 25, 2021