The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP), is a collaborative project between Marist College, the Kingston School District and the Poughkeepsie City School District. To expand opportunities for the students, LPP builds partnerships with local organizations and businesses.
Marist provides leadership and resources including use of its facilities, access to faculty and students, and administrative regulatory oversight. Marist faculty provide training for tutors and mentors and Marist staff participate in the Career Academy or provide workshops at various events. Marist also offers a merit scholarship to LPP students who enter the College through regular admissions. This scholarship is equal to a 50% reduction in tuition costs.
Partnerships vary from year-to-year and enhance the program. During 2012-2013, the American Association of University Women collaborated with LPP to provide a STEM program for 8th grade students. It was held on a weekly basis at Marist and involved the students in hands-on experiments that were connected to the science curriculum. The Teacher Education Department developed a field experience for college students who served as tutor/mentors for LPP.
Partners during 2012-2013
- American Association of University Women
- Boys and Girls Club of Kingston
- Family Services, Inc.
- Frank Guido’s Little Italy Restaurant
- Kingston Library
- Mid-Hudson Planned Parenthood
- New York State Department of Health
- Poughkeepsie Public Library District
- Sodexo Dining Services
- School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Marist Vollrhr
- Ulster County Office of Employment and Training
- Upward Bound at Marist College