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'Diplomas Now' Project Receives $5 Million to Expand Across U.S.
A five-city initiative aimed at providing “wraparound” supports for middle and high school students has received $5 million from the PepsiCo Foundation.
The three-year commitment by the philanthropic arm of the Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. will provide support for Diplomas Now, an initiative expanding to Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and San Antonio. It was pilot-tested last year at a Philadelphia middle school.
Led by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the program uses a data-based early-warning system to identify students most at risk of dropping out. It draws on the expertise of City Year, a service-corps organization, and of Communities in Schools, which provides a network of social services for students.
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