Great Expectations


Great Expectations
The Great Expectations Education Program for Foster Youth at Southside Virginia Community College helps current and former foster youth
(ages 17-24) explore career possibilities, enroll in and complete college, and assistance with completing financial aid. 

Services Available:
    • Assistance with choosing an academic program & monitoring of academic progress
    • Support through the FAFSA & scholarship process
    • Access to college support services, such as tutoring & career exploration
    • Assistance with earning your Career Readiness Certificate
    • Participate in group activities and SVCC community involvement
Counties Served:
  • Amelia
  • Brunswick
  • Buckingham
  • Charlotte
  • Cumberland
  • Greenville
  • Halifax
  • Lunenburg
  • Mecklenburg
  • Nottoway
  • Prince Edward



For information about the Great Expectations program at SVCC, please contact:



Mora da Silva


Gloria Westerman

Katie Irby

  Building the Bond logo:  Great Expectations Initiative


For more information about the Great Expectations Program at Virginia's Community Colleges, please see the Great Expectations website.


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