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
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.