Future Now at Bronx Community College Received a $100,000 Grant from the Pinkerton Foundation

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Pinkerton FoundationThe Future Now program, which promotes the educational and vocational development of its at-risk students, has received a $100,000 grant from the Pinkerton Foundation. The grant is in support of Workforce Development training programs for students pursuing a degree in healthcare.

The new grant will provide a group of 50 Future Now students with an opportunity to enroll in various allied health trainings, including Phlebotomy and Electrocardiogram (EKG) with an emphasis on serving 64% of the population who have experienced some type of involvement in the justice system.

To best prepare Future Now students for the trainings, medical terminology classes that provide health-related language and scenarios will be required for all students before enrollment.

BCC’s goals for this program are to have at least 75% of Future Now students complete at least one training program with 70% receiving at least one industry certification and 65% securing a job.

Elizabeth Payamps, the Founder and Director of Future Now said, “Future Now changes the lives of our students. What began as a small program in 1998 is now serving 1,500 GED and BCC students. We are grateful for the support of the Pinkerton Foundation.”

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