7/21/2008 -- TG Awards Ray Marshall Center $200,000 Grant for Student Futures Project
TG, a public nonprofit corporation focusing on access to higher education, has awarded the Ray Marshall Center a $200,000 grant for the ongoing Central Texas Student Futures Project for fiscal year 2009. TG's support for the project is in its third year and so far has exceeded $625,000. The project tracks college and workforce participation for graduates of 10 Central Texas independent school districts and identifies factors associated with student success after high school. The overall project began in Fall 2004 and will continue at least through 2010. Other project funders include the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Texas Education Agency and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Christopher T. King and Deanna Schexnayder are joint principal investigators for the overall project.