HUD Archives: News Releases
|HUD No. 97-118|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-1420||Tuesday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||July 15, 1997|
HUD PROGRAM TO HELP 60 DISADVANTAGED AND
Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced that the
Department has awarded $1.5 million in grants to 12 community
colleges serving large Latino populations to assist 60
economically disadvantaged and minority students learning to
build strong communities.
MINORITY STUDENTS START CAREERS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
Colleges receiving grants, which are provided through HUD's
Hispanic-serving Institutions Work Study Program (HSI-WSP), serve
significant Hispanic populations and offer programs that prepare
students for careers in community development, administration of
justice, early childhood education, and social service delivery.
"The Department of Housing and Urban Development is
committed to promoting self-sufficiency as a means of
revitalizing local communities," said Cuomo in announcing the
awards. "This program helps gifted and capable students, many of
them Latino, to earn degrees and begin helping this nation build
strong, viable communities."
The U.S. Department of Education determined that 89 schools
were eligible to compete for this second round of HSI-WSP grants.
The 60 students being helped through this latest grant award will
bring the total number of students being assisted to 180.
Under the program, five students at each of the 12 colleges
will receive money for tuition and books, as well as stipends for
up to 20 hours of work during the school year and 40 hours of
work during the summer. In addition, each student can receive a
maximum of $13,200 for each of the two years its takes to
complete an associate degree.
The Hispanic-serving Institutions Work Study Program is the
only HUD program focused solely on community colleges, and
targeted specifically to Latino-serving schools and the
populations they serve.
Community colleges chosen to receive FY 1997 HSI-WSP grants
College of the Desert, Palm Desert, Calif.- $125,820
Compton Community College, Compton, Calif.- $106,500
Fresno City College, Fresno, Calif.- $132,000
Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, Calif.- $128,700
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, L.A., Calif.- $132,000
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, Calif.- $131,960
Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, Calif.- $132,000
St. Augustine College, Chicago, Ill.- $128,200
Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, N.J.- $91,400
Hostos Community College, Bronx, N.Y.- $127,720
Fiorello LaGuardia Community College, L.I., N.Y.- $84,300
El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas- $121,470
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