Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program
Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY -- $400,000
FY 1999 Awardees
Bronx Community College will receive a Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program grant of $400,000 to address a wide variety of needs identified by block associations in the Washington Heights neighborhood of North Manhattan. The College will be working with its community partner, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), a designated Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and the designated lead employment service for the North Manhattan segment of the Northern Manhattan/Bronx Empowerment Zone.
The highest priority needs identified by the block associations were expansion of child care resources in the area, job skills training with enhanced English language and remedial supports, and economic development activity to increase the stability of the neighborhoods. To respond to these needs, NMIC will identify people for its occupational, entrepreneurial and remedial training services. Both NMIC and Bronx Community College will provide the instruction.
Contact: Carin Savage, 718-289-5184
Content Archived: January 20, 2009