ASSEMBLYMAN VICTOR M. PICHARDO ANNOUNCES $125,000 IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo (D-Bronx) announced today a grant of $125,000 in State and Municipal Facilities funding for Bronx Community College (BCC) to purchase approximately 600 HP Chrome books for students to use for distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis.
“During this time of uncertainty, the implementation of remote learning left many underserved students without the ability to afford the proper technology to access the virtual classrooms, causing them to fall behind their peers. This is unacceptable.” said Assemblymember Pichardo. “Bronx Community College is an anchor for my community, and I want to thank President Isekenegbe, the administration, staff, and faculty for ensuring that their students have the adequate resources needed to continue their education.”
BCC President Thomas A. Isekenegbe offered the College’s thanks.
“I cannot express my gratitude deeply enough to Assemblymember Pichardo for this funding,” said Dr. Isekenegbe. “Victor has always been a true partner in government for Bronx Community College. This funding will allow BCC to purchase the HP Chrome books for our students to use during this crisis.”
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