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Manhattanville Receives VISIONS Grant

Visions 210x130Manhattanville College, in partnership with VISIONS Services for the Blind, has been awarded a five-year New York State grant to develop and implement a pre-college summer program for rising high school seniors with visual disabilities, by the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH).

This five-week summer program will begin in Summer 2013 and will offer 25 students the opportunity to experience college life at Manhattanville. It will be an opportunity for the students to explore college life and an opportunity for CBVH to measure the students' readiness. The students live on campus and take an online course in college writing offered by CBVH, as well as an on-campus course in college skills, led by our Centers for Academic Success.

CBVH supports students in college with tuition, books, tutors, technology, mobility training, and much more.

VISIONS, a well-established non-profit agency based in New York City, serves individuals with visual disabilities through the lifespan and helps create high quality programming and service.

The Office of Disability Services has worked closely with VISIONS in developing and planning the program. This collaborative effort has moved forward with strong support from the Provost and the Centers for Academic Success, as well as many departments campus-wide. The 2012-2013 academic year will bring continued planning as the College explores opportunities for Manhattanville students to become a part of this exciting program through potential possibilities in service learning and employment.