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Rep-Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, helped get two federal grants to help underserved students in Ventura County prepare for college.

By Alexa D' Angelo, Ventura County Star, Published: Sep 10, 2017

More that $527,000 in Department of Education Grants will help underserved students in Ventura County carve a path to college.

The Ventura County Community College District and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers each received a federal grant to implement Upward Bound programs which help students from low-income families become first-generation college attendees. The grants were announced by the office of U.S. Rep Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village.

"All young people should have the opportunity to pursue a high-quality education." Brownley said in a written statement. "Upward Bound is a critical program for students working families who want to go to college and further their education. I am so pleased to see these two educational organizations receive funds to serve our students and help them achieve the American Dream." Read more...