AT&T Supports Students at UNLV

Jul. 13, 2018

 

JULY 2018 – AT&T has increased its support of UNLV and the Las Vegas community by gifting more than $30,000 to The Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach at UNLV. The Center (CAEO) focuses on supporting students from low-income backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.

By reaching out to more vulnerable student populations and providing academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring and financial literacy, the CAEO seeks to improve access, retention and graduation rates.

“The belief that higher education is attainable is a core value at AT&T,” Sandra Douglass Morgan, director for AT&T External Affairs Southern Nevada, said. “The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach provides invaluable programs for our community’s students from all backgrounds instilling in them that anything is possible during critical ages in their educational career. We couldn’t be prouder to contribute to The Center and the educational journey of the students.”

AT&T’s gift will support a variety of programs, including the Back on Track and TRIO programs. Back on Track works to improve high school graduation rates and college enrollment by helping with exam preparation and college preparedness. TRIO prepares young people in their elementary and secondary education by providing tutoring, workshops, and college exploration. Support continues after their enrollment at UNLV to ensure a clear path toward obtaining a degree.

“We are very grateful for AT&T's Aspire Foundation continued investment in the important work that CAEO is doing at UNLV and with CCSD to increase access to and completion of postsecondary programs among low-income and first-generation students,” said Keith Rogers, CAEO deputy executive director for operations.

“This generous gift will enable us to better help our talented students overcome academic challenges—such as credit deficiency, standardized test underperformance, and placement in remedial college courses—and thereby move closer to their dreams of attaining postsecondary degrees.”

UNLV Division of Philanthropy and Alumuni Engagement