Ohio Mayors Alliance recognizes, awards Dayton $30K for education goals

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The Ohio Mayors Alliance is recognizing Dayton for its work with local school systems.

The city has been working with Dayton Public high schools to increase FAFSA completion rates and with Sinclair Community College to support a summer texting campaign that supports students who have enrolled but are at risk of not being able to attend.

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The Alliance is awarding over $200,000 to seven cities, including $30,000 to Dayton, that are supporting Ohio’s Complete to Compete challenge.

The challenge is an effort to help meet the State’s goal that by 2025, 65 percent of working-age Ohioans will have a two-year or four-year degree, or a high-quality credential.

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The Mayors Alliance, in partnership with Learn to Earn Dayton, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the AT&T Foundation, created the Mayors Education Advocacy Grant program to help promote Ohio’s educational goals.

“We know that completing the FAFSA is critical for students to be able to afford college,” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said. “We’re increasing FAFSA completion rates in Dayton, but we can do even better.”

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