The work of CCWT would not be possible without the generous support provided by our funders and supporters. If you are interested in helping to continue the work of our Center, please contact CCWT Director Mindi Thompson at


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To conduct the College Internship Study at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Wisconsin System kindly provided a $25,000 grant to CCWT in 2018.


To support the College Internship Study, our Institutional Ethnographies (i.e., CBPAR projects), and the College Internship Research Symposium, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided support to the Center in 2019 ($1,832,870) and 2022 ($838,959).


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An expansion of the College Internship Study to a group of six new institutional partners, all Historically Black Colleges and Universities that are part of the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative, a grant ($1,489,273) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded to the Center in 2019.

NSF awarded another grant ($675,271) to support the Networks & Cultural Assets Project in 2022.


Based upon findings from the College Internship Study that highlighted the challenges that working students have with pursuing internship opportunities, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside provided a grant ($46,522) to conduct a mixed-methods study of the career aspirations and experiences of working college students at UW-Parkside.


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The initial seed funding for CCWT was generously provided by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in 2017.