A Cornucopia of Grants Awarded
Over three million dollars in grants have been awarded to Bronx Community College since the start of the new year. That windfall includes:
A $1,372,500 grant (to be awarded over five years, $274,500 each year) from the New York State Education Department in support of the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP). The purpose of this continued funding is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students prepared to enter college and improve their participation rate in mathematics, science, technology, health-related fields and the licensed professions. The Project Investigators were Dr. Thomas Brennan and Eugene Adams.
A $1,250,000 grant (to be awarded over five years, $250,000 each year) from the New York State Education Department in support of the Adult Literacy Education program to improve the English-language fluency of ESL adults and students. Extra support will also be provided to help participants pass the math portion of the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Additional goals include improving community engagement, enhancing parents’ abilities to help their children in school and helping students transition to college, occupational training and/or employment. The Project Investigators are Osmara Lopez, Joan Henlin and Blanche Kellawon.
A $200,000 grant from the New York State Workforce Development Initiative in support of the continuation and expansion of a tech support training program for Bronx residents. The Project Investigator is Dr. Ruby Chua.
A $167,400 grant (to be awarded over two years) from the Business Outreach Network. Through this grant, BCC will engage with a collaborative to grow Bronx-based women or minority-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) through market access to Bronx public and private anchor institutions, access to capital and management education. The Project Investigator is Kenneth Adams.
A $20,00 grant from the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region in support of the project Teachers Teaching Teachers: Primary Source Responses to 9/11. The purpose of the project is to determine how participation in a 2019 summer 9/11 professional learning experiences—a pre-grant activity—impacted in-service teachers’ classroom practice. This is achieved by reviewing lesson plans which use primary sources and 9/11 museum artifacts from over 100 teachers who participated in the summer program. The Project Investigator is Dr. Elise Langan.
A $50,000 grant from Purdue Pharma in support of BCC’s Recovery Peers Training Program. The Project Investigator is Kenneth Adams
A $40,000 grant from JobsFirst in support of a workforce training program for transfer high school students in the Bronx. The Project Investigator is Madelaine Centeno.
A $25,000 grant from the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation in support of scholarships for nursing students. The Project Investigator is Dr. Kenya Harris.
A $20,000 grant from TD Bank in support of expanding BCC’s Career Maps Initiative. The Project Investigator is Kenneth Adams.
A $10,000, two-year grant from the tech training organization Pursuit for the purpose of providing tech training opportunities to BCC students and alumni, as well as residents of the communities served by the College. The Project Investigator is Kenneth Adams.