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Karen Jack

Contributing Writer

<p>Karen Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in higher ed for 25 years, working with the KEYS Program (Keystone Education Yields Success) for 15 years. She is now KEYS Coordinator at Community College of Allegheny County.</p> <p>KEYS is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and 14 of the 15 community colleges in Pennsylvania. It assists low-income students who are receiving TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families) or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and attending or interested in earning a degree or credential at a Pennsylvania community college.</p> <p>All KEYS programs are designed to provide a range of services to meet students’ needs by connecting them to support services and resources at the college and in the community, including career counseling, supportive services available through the County Assistance Office such as childcare, money for books, and clothing allowances, education resources, tutoring, and more.</p>

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