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Hostos Community College Abstract

Published: May 19, 2016
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
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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


Five-Year Project Period: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2020

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, African Americans, Latinos, persons with disabilities, single mothers, displaced workers, shelter residents, military veterans, and survivors of domestic violence


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. Over the 5-year project period, the Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline HPOG program will enroll TANF recipients and other low-income persons in certificate training and work experience internship programs to become Certified Nurse Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, Health Information Technicians, Clinical Medical Assistants, Community Health Workers, and Home Health Aides.

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, job placement assistance, referral services for emergency 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. This project is a continuation of an existing, successful HPOG program. HCC, its Division of Community Education and Workforce Development, and the Allied Health Career Pipeline maintain working relationships with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, New York City Human Resources Administration, New York City Workforce Investment Board, New York State Workforce Investment Board, and New York State Department of Labor. HCC also maintains a relationship with the New York City Housing Authority. Hostos Community College is a New York State registered apprentice for Computer Support Technicians and Community Health Workers (CHWs). An employer engagement gathering took place to recruit employers for the CHW apprenticeship program, followed up with matching individuals to participating employers.

Last Reviewed: April 24, 2019