Attainment Fund



Through a grant from Living Cities, SkillUp Washington has provided a support services fund available to all students in the College for Working Adults pilot programs.  The Attainment Fund serves as an emergency fund for program coordinators to access when a financial issue stands in the way of a student's persistence or completion.  The Attainment Fund is intended primarily for needs that cannot be met through other conventional resources. 

The Attainment Fund is meant to be:

*Linked to case management
*Integrated into existing system
*Provided through a single point of contact between student and fund
*Consistent in terms of services and support for the student

The Attainment Fund provides at least $60,000 in direct support services. SkillUp leveraged support from the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development for fund management to ensure more funds can go toward student support.

Seattle Jobs Initiative manages the fund on behalf of SkillUp Washington.


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