Waubonsee Community College / Dunham Fund Quick Path

$50,000

For the past two years the Dunham Fund has partnered with Waubonsee Community College (WCC) to support the Quick Path program – an innovative, rigorous, accelerated program that helps high-achieving local students earn a fully transferable two-year associate degree in just one year. WCC received $25,000 in 2018 and will have a $1 for $1 challenge grant up to an additional $25,000 in 2019.

In the program’s two full years, 80% of the students have completed their Waubonsee Community College associates degree is only one year. These impressive results can be attributed to the ability of these students to focus on their coursework without worrying about the cost of tuition, textbooks, or hardware.