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The Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) is a collaboration of 46 higher education institutions across New York State to support at risk middle and high school students in their academic, social, and emotional development. Through meaningful programs, students engage more fully in their education and are more likely to graduate from high school and continue on to higher education or stable employment. LPP connects schools and community partners to offer research-based interventions, including tutorial services, mentoring, socio-emotional counseling, career and college exploration activities, and enrichment, as well as support for students and their families.

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Newsletter: Program Summer 2019 Report

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was established in 1988 under Section 612, Subdivision 6 of the Education Law to address the significant dropout rate among New York’s youth. [...]

  • Melinda Martinez

Latinos 40 under 40 New York 2019

"Melinda E. Martinez Diversity Champion Director of Marist College Liberty Partnerships Program Age: 35 Bio: Melinda E. Martínez is a proud Latina who is passionate about providing individuals [...]

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