The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc. has awarded a $45, 000 grant to the ACCESS Project at Hamilton College. The grant will help to underwrite the creation of the ACCESS Center - a resource center for women who wish to successfully make the transition from welfare to a future that includes education, a career, or another pathway to personal and professional growth and change. "The ACCESS Center is an important project, committed to improving women's lives. Thanks to the Community Foundation, this critical component of ACCESS Project will become a reality. Through their educational experiences, participants will empower themselves, thereby making a difference in our larger community," said Thomas J. Schwarz, acting president of Hamilton College.