West Georgia Technical College Foundation Receives Coweta Community Foundation Grant

West Georgia Technical College Foundation Receives Coweta Community Foundation GrantAshley Akins, WGTC Foundation Coordinator; Dr. Tonya Whitlock, VP of Student Affairs; Brittney Wells, WGTC Foundation Executive Director, and Melinda Hofius, Dean of Students accept a check from members of the Coweta Community Foundation. The grant will support the College’s Project CARE initiative.

NEWNAN, GA – The West Georgia Technical College Foundation was recently awarded a $3,000 Traditional Grant from the Coweta Community Foundation (CCF) in support of its Project CARE program.

Project CARE was created in 2009 to provide financial aid to students and employees of West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) who are in need. The program receives applications throughout the year for assistance regarding situations including homelessness, food insecurity, job loss, health crisis, and loss of loved ones.

In the last six months, the Foundation has experienced a notable increase in emergency funding requests. 14 Project CARE applications were received and approved between July 2022 and June 2023. Since July 2023, the Foundation has already received and awarded 23 applicants, underscoring the growing demand for aid. Grants such as the CCF Traditional Grant play a crucial role in enabling the Foundation to extend aid to a larger number of individuals.

“We want to express our deep gratitude to the Coweta Community Foundation for their generous support,” said Brittney Wells, Executive Director of the WGTC Foundation. “This grant enables us to provide emergency funds to students, faculty, and staff in our Coweta community, creating a positive impact on our college community. Assisting individuals through a crisis can be crucial in helping them stay enrolled and on track to complete their program.”

For more information about the WGTC Foundation and its initiatives, please visit westgatech.edu or contact Brittney Wells at brittney.wells@westgatech.edu.

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 120 associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is one of the largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit www.westgatech.edu.

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