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Bard College Receives Grant To Reduce Sexual Assault

A college in Dutchess County has received a grant to reduce sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking.

Bard College has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The grant will fund the Green Dot, etc. program at Bard College to promote bystander awareness by engaging community members in the reduction of sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking. The grant is one of 30 Avon campus grants, totaling $150,000, awarded to colleges nationwide to fund programs focused on preventive education on dating abuse and violence, sexual assault, stalking, and the promotion of healthy relationships. This is the second year Annandale-on-Hudson-based Bard College has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

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