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The Journal Gazette

Friday, November 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Ivy Tech, others partner to promote training program for SNAP clients

Dave Gong | The Journal Gazette

A new partnership announced Friday between Ivy Tech Community College and several other entities will strive to promote the college’s Ivy Works program.

The partnership among Ivy Tech, Parkview Health, Neighborhood Health Clinics, the city of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne UNITED will give clients receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits access to a grant-funded program that strives to remove non-academic barriers for students.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is commonly known as SNAP or food stamps.

“The Ivy Works program was developed to help those individuals receive the training and support needed to achieve economic stability through employment in high-demand, high-wage jobs,” Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier said in a statement. “Ivy Tech Fort Wayne is committed to serving the community and forming partnerships to meet northeast Indiana’s most pressing needs.”

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