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.
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The domestic violence coalition says that nearly 75 percent of the students with whom it is working are domestic violence survivors.