NVC Receives PACCE Grant with ACD Colleges

February 28, 2022


Northwest Vista College Receives $75,000 PACCE Grant with ACD Colleges

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(Feb. 28, 2022) SAN ANTONIO — Northwest Vista College has received a $75,000 Prioritizing Adult Community College Enrollment (PACCE) initiative grant from the Lumina Foundation to support new and re-entering adult learners, particularly among Black, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American students.

According to Achieving the Dream, the PACCE initiative is designed to identify and scale promising strategies for increasing the enrollment and re-enrollment of adult students in high-quality credit and/or non-credit programs.

As part of the grant, the coordinating partner, Achieving the Dream, will provide technical assistance in behavioral design and sustainability of enrollment efforts, as well as facilitate peer learning and the development of a digital toolkit to share lessons with colleges nationally.

According to NVC Vice President for Student Success Debi Gaitan, Northwest Vista College is planning strategies to boost enrollments, increase community-based recruitment and enrollment, and deploy adult-focused marketing and outreach.

Each of the five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District have been awarded a $75,000 PACCE grant.

Please note, this grant does not provide funding to students, but rather it is a small grant that provides funding for outreach and recruitment of new students. 

For new or current students, please visit the NVC Advocacy & Resource Center or Paying for College to learn about scholarships and financial aid.


Lisa McDaniel
Strategic Communications Coordinator

About Northwest Vista College:

Northwest Vista College - Alamo Colleges District opened in 1995 with 12 students and is now one of the largest college institutions in San Antonio. Students pursue associate degrees and certificates, as well as transfer to four-year institutions. Located in Westover Hills, Northwest Vista College’s expanding agreements with business and higher education partnerships provide a wealth of opportunities for students and the community.