Bronx Community College Receives $125,000 Grant for its Future Now Program
BCC has received a $125,000 grant from Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies in support of the College’s Future Now Program.
The $125,000 grant from Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies supports free job training in the allied health and IT sectors for 100 Future Now students. All participants will also receive job readiness support services, including help finding jobs or internships. Of the 1,000 BCC students in the Future Now program, 95% have been impacted by the justice system including personal incarceration, probation, court involvement and/or have family and friends who have been involved. The College believes the ongoing build-out of the Future Now program will speak to the unique needs of the students it serves by proving them with viable pathways to self-sufficiency and lessening their likelihood of recidivism.
Elizabeth Payamps, who started Future Now at BCC and serves as its Director, said, “Future Now thanks Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies for this important grant to help students impacted by the criminal justice system through the delivery of fully subsidized job training services and supports. The success of Future Now over the past 24 years is due to the empowerment of its alumni who assist their current peers and become positive contributors to themselves, their families and their communities. This grant will help achieve our goal of helping our students succeed.”