- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The John M. Belk Endowment says it’s putting $9.6 million toward helping students complete community college.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1wSD2Ju) the endowment says the bulk of the money will go toward bringing a program to North Carolina that combines technology and counseling. The goal is to help students find community and government programs that will stabilize their finances enough to finish school.

Called Single Stop, the program will use $7.75 million from the Belk Endowment to set up at a dozen sites across the state for three years.

The grant was announced Tuesday.

It is part of the endowment’s focus on community colleges. The organization gave $2.3 million to Central Piedmont Community College in September to boost remedial coursework.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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