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Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:12 pm

Roseland University Prep receives $150,000 AT&T grant


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    SANTA ROSA — AT&T (NYSE: T) has awarded $150,000 to Roseland University Prep, one of 47 awards granted nationally as part of the AT&T Aspire Local Impact program.

    AT&T granted the funding following a competitive process, recognizing the charter school’s high-intensity academic programs to prepare Roseland students for specialized careers and higher education.

    The award, announced today, is part of nearly $10 million in contributions nationally. Launched in 2008, the Aspire program received a quarter-billion allocation from AT&T earlier this year and now stands at a $350 million total commitment.

    The Roseland Public School District, which includes six schools, serves approximately 2,300 students from preschool through high school and focuses heavily on college pathways. The newest school, Roseland Collegiate Prep, opened in August with a cohort of seventh-graders and will expand annually to a seventh through 12th-grade program by 2017.

    The district will celebrate the contribution during its annual advisory board meeting on Wednesday, with Santa Rosa Mayor Ernesto Olivares, Sonoma State University President Ruben Arminana and Santa Rosa Junior College President Frank Chong expected to attend.

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