CHE Recipient of Minority Male Educator Grant for Third Consecutive Year

Project Pipeline Repair grant aims to expand the supply of highly qualified minority male teachers.

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) has received for the third consecutive year the Project Pipeline Repair grant. The $15,000 award is funded by the W.K Kellogg Foundation and administered by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO). The project aims to recruit high-school aged minority males into the PK-12 teaching profession, specifically in underserved school districts, and retain them by developing research-based and culturally-relevant programs.

Project Pipeline Repair works through partnerships between historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their home-state higher education agencies to advance recruitment and retention programs for prospective minority male educators. Claflin University, located in Orangeburg, is South Carolina’s participating HBCU.

With the state currently experiencing an acute shortage of teachers, this grant is a positive step forward and a very welcome means of addressing the needs of our most underserved communities.