College receives rescue plan funding

South Arkansas Community College recently was awarded a grant of more than $35,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its Toward New Horizons program.

This program will include the hire of a part-time community engagement specialist who will perform outreach to underserved populations in collaboration with college employees and community partners.

The effort is intended to ease the transition from the relative isolation of the coronavirus pandemic to in-person social activity, with functions to include resume creation, mock job interviewing and student financial aid planning.

Community partners are the Union County Public Library system, the Calhoun County Library, the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society and the South Arkansas Arts Center.

The grant was funded through the American Rescue Plan for Museums and Libraries.