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TVCC gets extra money to boost help for students of color

Treasure Valley Community College plans to use the new funds to provide $36,000 in stipends directly to students.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story used she/her pronouns to refer to Oswaldo Avila. Avila uses he/him pronouns. The Enterprise apologizes for this error.

ONTARIO – Treasure Valley Community College, which serves a student body of 31% students of color, has been awarded a $55,000 state grant to expand services for historically marginalized students.

The grant, provided by the state Higher Education Coordination Commission, was received in partnership with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, which encompasses Ontario’s Four Rivers Welcome Center. 

Cathy Yasuda, executive director of the Treasure Valley Community College Foundation, said she is . . .