The SI Bank & Trust Foundation will announce a $70,000 grant to the College of Staten Island’s Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program in expanded support of the Willowbrook college’s successful Strategies for Success program.

Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, SI Bank & Trust Foundation
Marlene Springer, President, College of Staten Island
Georgia Landrum, Program Coordinator, Strategies for Success
IS 49 Students
CSI Mentors

A press conference that will feature a ten-minute video of the Strategies for Success program at work in the classroom.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 – 3 p.m.

College of Staten Island Library Screening Room (1L-103)
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10314

Strategies for Success was founded in 2001 to specially train CSI students to perform as mentors at the Dreyfus Intermediate School in Stapleton, on the north shore of Staten Island. The goal was to improve the academic performance of the IS 49 students through tutoring, counseling, and general academic skill building sessions.

Funded since its inception by the SI Bank & Trust Foundation, this year’s funding increase for the Strategies for Success will allow the successful program to expand into PS 57, giving grammar school students the same benefits of working with CSI mentors.