The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence has received a grant to support a partnership with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has given $45,000 to an initiative that provides financial empowerment and domestic violence services to students in the system’s 16 colleges. The grant is for the coalition’s work with Bluegrass Community & Technical College.
The program, Your Money, Your Future, serves KCTCS students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and are enrolled in the Ready-to-Work program. The colleges provide financial education classes and provide individual coaching on finances to the students, with assistance and training from the domestic violence coalition, according to a news release.
Students who are particularly motivated may open Individual Development Accounts that provide them with $5,000 for college tuition and related educational expenses when they complete the program.
The domestic violence coalition says that nearly 75 percent of the students with whom it is working are domestic violence survivors.