Hostos Community College Abstract

Publication Date: May 27, 2020

Building Pathways to a Brighter Future

Hostos Community College/Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY)

Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program

Location: Bronx, NY

OTHER GRANT INFORMATION

Six-Year Project Period: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2021*

Annual Award Amount: $2,145,553

Type of Organization: Hispanic-Serving Institution

Service Area: South Bronx and Northern Manhattan Boroughs of New York

Target Population: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, low-income individuals, single mothers, displaced workers, shelter residents, military veterans, and survivors of domestic violence 

FIVE-YEAR QUANTIFIABLE PROJECTIONS

Number of individuals that will be enrolled in the overall HPOG program: 1,071

Number of TANF recipients that will be enrolled: 325

Number of individual participants that will begin basic skills education: 125

Number of individual participants that will complete basic skills education: 100

Number of participants that will begin any healthcare occupational training: 1,116

Number of participants that will complete any healthcare occupational training: 971

Number of individual participants that will obtain employment in a healthcare occupation: 587

ABSTRACT

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College (HCC) of the City University of New York operates an allied health career job training program at the Hostos South Bronx main campus and its satellite campus in northern Manhattan. The HPOG Allied Health Career Pipeline Program provides training in the following areas: Certified Nurse Assistant, Health Information Technician, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Community Health Workers, Home Health Aides, and Contact Tracer.

All participants receive work readiness training in essential soft skills for the health profession work environment and have access to a variety of support services such as case management, transportation assistance, referral services for food and housing, textbooks, licensure examination fees, and childcare expenses. Students also receive job search assistance, interview opportunities with employers, and employment coaching and advisement, including new hire clearance and onboarding procedures. Hostos Community College is a New York State registered apprentice for Community Health Workers (CHWs). Seven students completed the CHW Apprenticeship Training in January 2020.

*This second round of grant awards has been extended an additional 12 months, ending September 29, 2021.

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