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Gadsden Math Project

Gadsden Math Project

The Nationally–recognized Gadsden Math Project brings college-level math (College Algebra & Pre-Calculus) to 7th & 8th Grade students in an after-school program taught by college professors.

  • Over 1,000 students have enrolled since 2007
  • Amazing success rates: over 95% of all students received letter grades of A, B or C
  • Professor Jesus Arrizon was recognized at the White House for innovative instruction
  • Students become eligible for summer study projects at Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities
  • Students also become eligible for college-placement tests training them to excel in high school and beyond

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GM Foundation Donates $5000 to...

May 12, 2017, General Motors Desert Proving Grounds officially presented the AWC Foundation with another $5000 donation that is funded through the GM Foundation Plant City Grant.  The Edgar Mendoza GM Foundation Scholarship was set up in memory of former GM employee and AWC graduate, Edgar...

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United Way of Yuma County awar...

Funds to strengthen Arizona Western College’s middle and high school partnership programs Yuma, AZ (July 16, 2019) – The Arizona Western College Foundation was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from United Way of Yuma County as part of the Math Matters Project. The grant dollars will be...

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AWC Foundation partners with V...

Visit Yuma has partnered with the AWC Foundation, AWC Culinary program, and AWC Agricultural Land Lab to spread the message of Yuma's amazing agriculture industry and the direct educational and culinary connections with the college. AWC Culinary students prepare a fresh from the field feast while...

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Dr. George Montopoli inducted...

AWC Professor Emeritus Dr. George Montopoli has spent his career working to make the world around him better. Montopoli spent 19 years on the faculty of AWC, and 13 years as adjunct professor with NAU-Yuma. He taught a wide range of subjects to thousands of students, including statistics, calculus...

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