Grant will provide additional funding for DSC Cares program

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Dec. 19, 2019) – Daytona State College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) which will provide additional funding for the DSC Creating A Responsible Environment for Students (CARES) program. The $300,000 grant is a three-year renewal of previous funding and helps Daytona State build on the success of its recently completed Campus Program.

The proposed DSC CARES program will meet mandatory requirements for training, awareness, and prevention, as well as develop new initiatives, and coordinate access to community-based victim advocacy and services. The grant requires partnership with local organizations to help provide training and implement procedures in a variety of areas designed to assist students whose needs fall under services provided by DSC CARES.

As part of this program, Daytona State is working in conjunction with the Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Court, Daytona Beach Police Department, Volusia Rape Crisis Center, Family Life Center of Flagler County, and the Beacon Center.

Among the goals are the creation of programs that will reach all student demographics, including part-time, working adults, student-parents and veterans. The grant will also allow programming to expand to regional campuses to engage students locally.

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MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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