BROOKLYN, N.Y. – APRIL 14, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, to support its Academic Center for Enhancement Services (ACES) Program, located on its Brooklyn Campus in Clinton Hill.
Established in 2000, the ACES program was designed for high-achieving students who speak English as a second language. The program requires students to take an advanced reading and writing course that gives credit toward graduation, while focusing on theme-based teaching. The program also provides additional academic support, career counseling and tuition grants. Since its inception, the ACES program has served nearly 200 SJC students, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in neuroscience, dentistry, business management, accounting and education.
“St. Joseph’s College is thrilled to receive this grant from the TD Charitable Foundation,” said Mik Larson, director of ACES academic programs at SJC. “Without such generous support, we would not be able to provide the opportunities that we truly believe enrich our mission and the college experience for our students.”
Funds from this grant will also allow the program to continue offering course-related field trips, as well as on-campus guest speakers and cultural events for its students. Past trips have included outings to prominent arts centers in New York City such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
ABOUT THE TD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
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The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States.
The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $118.9 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
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About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.