Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program
Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ -- $400,000
FY 1999 Awardees
Passaic Community College will receive a Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program grant for $400,000 to create a Community Technology Center in Paterson, New Jersey. The grant will be used to renovate a building that will serve as the Center.
Paterson is a "Labor Surplus Area," with an unemployment rate of 20 percent above the national average. The project will focus on creating jobs through small business expansion. Using the Center: Businesses will be able to explore the use of technology applications; Service providers will gain access to a fully-equipped computer training laboratory that they can use for job training; and Residents will acquire technology and job skills training while gaining access to jobs with local businesses.
Operation of the Center will be funded by the College’s community partners including the City of Paterson, the Hispanic Multipurpose Center, Eva’s Village, the Greater Paterson Opportunities Industrialization Center, and the Paterson Small Business Development Center.
Contact: Mr. Todd Sorber, 973-684-5656
Content Archived: January 20, 2009