Gates grant to provide better college access for young parents

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COLLEGE FOR YOUNG PARENTS   The Ounce of Prevention Fund has received a $300,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the barriers to college attendance for young, low-income parents and to create a pilot program to support their efforts to further their education. The study will include young African-American parents in Chicago and young Hispanic parents in Denver and Miami. Researchers at Northwestern University and Columbia University will help conduct in the study. The pilot support program will operate out of early childhood education centers, including one in Grand Boulevard. … Also at Ounce of Prevention: Jelene Britten, former public affairs associate at Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, is now communications and media manager.