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Cal State Northridge wins $100,000 grant to build student skills, confidence

Cal State Northridge wins $100,000 grant to build student skills, confidence

When the National Urban Alliance applied for a grant last year to start a program aimed at helping college students in remedial courses graduate, the group intended to launch the program at a historically black college or university.

When the NCAA awarded the grant to the alliance, the nonprofit's president, Eric Cooper, wasn't even considering Cal State Northridge as a potential destination.

"I knew they were a large university, but that was about it," he said, adding he wasn't even quite sure where the campus was located.

But nearly a year later, faculty and staff at the San Fernando Valley campus received the $100,000 grant. They are learning the Urban...

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