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Drs. Edwin Obilo Achola, Jacob Olsen & Kristin Powers Awarded $1.25 Million Grant for New CREST Project

Published October 8, 2018

Drs. Edwin Obilo Achola, Jacob Olsen & Kristin Powers were awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a new interdisciplinary project, Culturally Responsive Transition Support in School Counseling and Special Education (CREST), which will support 28 graduate students enrolled in the Special Education or School Counseling degree programs over 5 years, providing full scholarships and training in culturally appropriate transition planning. A key focus of the new grant is on promoting inclusive practices for students with disabilities through participation in Linked Learning pathways. Project CREST will prepare fully qualified School Counselors and Special Education teachers to implement culturally congruent, evidence-based career/transition interventions for youth with significant support needs in a variety of settings.