LWIT Chosen for Gateway to College Trial

June  11, 2012

Jen Boyer
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
(425) 739-8236


Kirkland, Wash.: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT), a member college of Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN), has been selected as one of up to nine sites across the country to participate in a comprehensive randomized control trial (RCT) of the Gateway to College model.

In 2011, GtCNN was awarded a three-year, $3.5 million Social Innovation Fund grant from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to serve more disadvantaged young people by expanding its organizational capacity and increase the evidence of Gateway to College's effectiveness. As part of this award, GtCNN has contracted with the research firm MDRC to conduct the RCT.

The Gateway to College program is for 16-20 year olds who have either dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out of high school and are interested in returning to earn a high school diploma and work towards a college degree or certificate.

LWIT has been serving students in the Gateway to College program since 2009 and is currently accepting new students for Fall 2012.

For more information please contact the LWIT high school programs office at (425) 739-8107. For more information on Gateway to College National Network, visit www.gatewaytocollege.org.

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