Cook County Higher Education

A nonprofit organization

98 donors

What is Cook County Higher Education?  

CCHE is a non-profit organization established in 1996 to address four critical issues facing our rural remote community:

  • Extreme isolation
  • Skilled worker shortages
  • Limited career advancement
  • Lack of higher education opportunities

With the nearest college or university over 100 miles away (125 miles on average), CCHE makes it possible for local residents to earn a certificate, diploma, or degree that leads to living wage employment right here in our community. 

How is Cook County Higher Education Helping Cook County during COVID-19?

CCHE has provided over 230 low cost  laptop computers to the community to help students with remote learning and to help residents more easily communicate with family and friends.

CCHE has moved all programming online and is offering both FREE events and 100-50% scholarships on anything that has a tuition cost . All recorded programming can be accessed by clicking here

CCHE has created programming to help residents and businesses navigate the new landscape. Take a look at the events on to find something that could help you.

CCHE has provided student support to all levels of remote learning students through direct contact with our Student Support Coordinator Lenna Stever, proctoring exams and providing free on-line mentoring opportunities. 

The COVID-19 page on the CCHE website contains links to resources for students, parents, employees and employers.  

The Bi-monthly CCHE email newsletter created by Programming Coordinator Kelsey Rogers Kennedy contains updated programming information, up to the minute resources, COVID-19 coping mechanisms and humor.  Click here to sign up or send an email to to get on the list. 

Your support right now helps assure CCHE can continue to provide needed resources to the community in the future! 

Thank you for your gift of support.

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Organization name

Cook County Higher Education

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Education Community Economic Development

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PO Box 57 300 W. 3rd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604



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