Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program
Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA -- $399,953
FY 1999 Awardees
Gavilan College will receive a Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program grant of $399,953 to create a Community Learning Center. The Center will be housed in an existing building, the Old City Hall, located in the heart of downtown Gilroy. The grant will cover the building lease, retrofitting it into high technology classrooms and teaching kitchens, as well as administration of the Center.
The target area is a HUD-designated Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy area, with a population that is over three-quarters Hispanic, with almost 70% of the residents considered to be very low-income. The Center will provide special economic development activities including: short-term jobs skills training; a technology learning lab; a microenterprise program, bakery and coffeehouse incubators, and an education information center.
Contact: Susan Murphey Paterson, 408-848-4770
Content Archived: January 20, 2009