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Women’s Educational Equity Act Program FY 2009 Grantee Abstract
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Project Name:Academic Career Mentorship Program
Project Contact: Bao Vang, (651) 495-1507
Mailing Address: Hmong American Partnership
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) requests a four-year grant to fund an Academic and Career Mentorship Program for high-risk girls and young women in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The program will include five components: after-school and summer math and science enrichment programs; one-on-one tutoring in math and science; career mentorship; college preparation; and mother/daughter support groups. HAP will partner with Community School of Excellence, a Hmong charter school in Saint Paul, and Professional Hmong Women Association, a local nonprofit organization serving the Hmong community.

Population to be Served
HAP will focus services on high-risk Hmong girls, age 13-18, and their families. HAP proposes to serve 20 students and their families the first year, and increase by 10 students each year to serve 50 students and their parents by the 2012-2013 school year.

The objectives of the Academic and Career Mentorship Program are:
  • To increase the academic performance of female participants in math and science;
  • To increase the female participants' knowledge of educational and professional opportunities available to them, especially to the areas of math and science; and
  • To promote healthy family relationships that support female participants as they make plans for educational and professional advancement.

Through the Academic and Career Mentorship Program, HAP will address all three absolute priorities, as well as the competitive preference priority of the Women's Educational Equity Act Program.

HAP will hire a third party evaluator to measure the program’s effectiveness and to use the results to provide insight to best practices to promote academic and professional achievement in high-risk, underrepresented Hmong girls and young women.

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