ROBIN HOOD TO THE RESCUE
The Robin Hood Foundation, which partners with 250 non-profits to support food, housing, education, legal services, workforce development and more to New Yorkers living in poverty, has approved a renewal grant of $465,000 over 12 months to BCC’s Future Now program. This is the 13th year that Robin Hood has supported Future Now, which was founded in 1998 on the BCC campus of Bronx Community College to promote the educational and vocational development of young adults residing in the Bronx. The program offers free High School Equivalency exam preparation and vocational training classes, student counseling and career exploration, along with college preparation and enrollment services to students ages 17 to 24.
“I feel grateful and blessed every day for the opportunity to partner with the Robin Hood Foundation to work with so many talented students and staff,” says Future Now founder and director Elizabeth Payamps.
Among the goals of this latest grant are to enroll 250 participants in high school equivalency exam preparation courses and enroll 90 new students in associate degree programs.
This new grant brings to some six million dollars the total contribution Robin Hood has contributed to Future Now over the years. BCC joins Director Payamps in thanking the Foundation for once again showing their confidence in the program and the students it