College Employs CrowdFunding to Help Dropouts Finally Finish High School

Community business college is working on a high-tech funding program to help high school graduates get their diplomas and jobs.
 
MODESTO, Calif. - July 17, 2015 - PRLog -- Community Business is constructing a program to assist adults who never received their high school diplomas. This project will provide them credit for the units they already have and allow them to complete their missing units and graduate through a local high school. In order to kick start the program, the college is raising funds through the IndieGoGo crowdfunding website. The school is providing some innovative crowdfunding perks for those who participate.

The school hopes to get the word out with a motto of “It’s NEVER too late to get an education.”

The goals of the crowdfunding project are to raise the funds necessary to continue this successful project, which started as a pilot project in 2014. The local newspaper and one local bank have offered their services if the project is successful. This training program is provided to the recipients at no cost except a request to “pay it forward” by contributing once they obtain employment. The college is exploring incorporating a mentorship to local primary school students as an additional way for participants to “pay it forward.”

This IndieGoGo project is a community service program the college designed to replace state-funding that has disappeared since the economic downturn and its associated budget cuts.

Putting the Crowd in Crowdfunding
As with all crowdfunding  projects, the “Master The Mind” project relies on the combined efforts of individuals who contribute to the project through the project’s website. Little contributions by a lot of people can make a big difference. For their support, the contributor receives a thank you perk.

The Perks
Contributors receive a customized perk for their level of participation. This project offers graduate teddy bears, college T-shirts, rubber ducks and other rewards for participating.

Perhaps the most prized perk for this project is to contribute a “Power Word of the Day” which is nominated by the contributor (subject to final approval by Community Business College’s word-meister) and the word is posted in the morning and used throughout the college’s classes by students and staff.

For those who can contribute $5, they will have their name forever immortalized in an epic poem of the saga of the crowd funding project.

About The Adult Diploma Completion Program
Dan Guerra, the school’s director, “This project fits in with our school’s mission to help those who are less fortunate and to help bridge the scholastic achievement gap.  At the conclusion of the project, a report will be developed and offered as an open-source diagram on how to put together training for unemployed adults.”

The school has set its fundraising goal at $38,000 to continue the project throughout the rest of 2015.

Updates and details of the project can be found at the IndieGoGo website: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-adults-finally-get-their-high-school-diplomas

About Community Business College (http://www.communitybusinesscollege.edu/)

Community Business College (http://www.communitybusinesscollege.edu/)’s mission is to help adult learning and helps unemployed adults, veterans, military spouses and those interested in building on their skills. The school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is approved for Work Investment Act, MyCAA (http://www.communitybusinesscollege.edu/mycaa.html) and vocational rehabilitation career training scholarships.

Community Business College (http://www.cbc123.com/) does not participate in federal student loan programs which have reputations for putting students into a lifetime burden of student loan debt. The school’s programs are funded by scholarships which in most cases, leads to no-cost employment training for its students.

The college has been awarded for its excellence with the Better Business Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics (http://business.intuit.com/directory/info-community-business-college-modesto-ca), “Military Friendly School (../12002503-community-business-college-awarded-military-friendly-school-title-for-4th-year-by-gi-jobs-magazine.html)” designations, and “School of Distinction” awards for its unique community services and military spouse and veteran training programs.

To learn more, contact the Community Business College admissions (http://www.communitybusinesscollege.edu/) office at (209) 529-3648 or visit the school’s website at http://www.cbcwebcollege.com/crowdfunding.

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