$300,000 Grant from ECMC Foundation

Drs. Zoe Corwin and William G. Tierney in the Pullias Center for Higher Education have been awarded a $300,000 grant from ECMC Foundation to address how digital tools can significantly impact service provision during the high stakes transition away from remedial education in the California State University system. Starting in January 2018, the Pullias Center – in an-ongoing partnership with the Get Schooled Foundation – will work with directly with CSU Dominguez Hills to pilot a digital, gamified approach that focuses on decreasing summer melt and increasing first year success for the incoming college freshmen class.

The new grant builds upon research and evaluation funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s First in the World grant program and the Institute of Education Sciences, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the TG Foundation, and internal support from the USC’s Office of the Provost.