What Can Project Discovery Do

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What Can Project Discovery Do

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For nearly three decades Project Discovery has positively impacted thousands of students in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Sign Up NowProject Discovery is a post-secondary access program currently offered through 24 Partner Agencies throughout Virginia in grades 4 to 12. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.

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Project Discovery is Hiring!

Project Discovery is looking for an energetic and multifaceted individual, based in Salem, who can take on two different roles with discipline and balance.  We are looking for a Program Compliance and Marketing Associate.  Please click the link to the Job Description for a more complete picture of the position and requirements.  This position requires frequent out of town travel, sometimes for several days at a time.  Project Discovery offers a competitive salary, health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave.  After a probationary period, a flexible work schedule can be arranged. Resumes will not be accepted after April 30, 2017.  The successful candidate will be selected by mid to late May of 2107 with a start date planned for June 1, 2017.


Project Discovery Fully Funded for 2017-18

Earlier this week, the General Assembly passed their FY 2017-2018 budget amendments:

Project Discovery is funded at $662,500.00 for 2017-18.

Friends and Supporters should thank their Legislators ASAP for supporting the increased program funding for FY 2017-2018 (beginning July 1 of this year).

Email or call your Delegates and Senators, and thank them for supporting the funding level of $662,500.000.

Contact your legislators: http://lis.virginia.gov/171/mbr/MBR.HTM

“Who’s my legislator?” http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov

Your representatives need to know that Project Discovery is important to you.  Don’t delay, send an email today!


JMU Reports on Project Discovery Effectiveness


Project Discovery collaborated with The Madison Center for Community Development at James Madison University and submitted a program performance report.  JMU reported several key findings:
  • "Project Discovery participants enroll in college at a higher rate than their at-risk peers, both in Virginia and nationally;"
  • "Project Discovery participants . . . graduate from college at a higher rate than their at-risk peers;" and
  • "Students and parents had a statistically significant increase in college knowledge after completion of Project Discovery"
The full report can be found on the Virginia Division of Legislative Services' web site, Report 332, 2016, or can be downloaded from this JMU Study link. 

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How you can help

Project Discovery needs your help.  Our hardworking and meritorious students can get the grades and study hard, but we need to help them find the resources to pay for college.  Listed below are links that will take you to various ways that you can support Project Discovery students.

Project Discovery has access to Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits.  A donation of $500.00 or more ($1,000.00 for businesses) can produce beneficial tax credits.  Click Donate Now for details.

You can now make donations directly to Project Discovery via PayPal.  Click on the "Donate Now" and you will be able to direct your contribution to your local Project Discovery program, the general state-wide program, or both!


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