New York, NY, November 28, 2018: Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, part of The City University of New York, has received a $50,000 grant from the HERE to HERE fund at the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation.
The grant will enable the College to restructure its existing Information Technology program to offer students the opportunity to earn an IT certificate and benefit from career development and employment support through instruction by Per Scholas, a New York-based organization that prepares under-represented populations for technology careers. The grant will also enable the College to deepen its partnership with Per Scholas as it pilots this new CBO-postsecondary collaboration over a two-year period.
“Guttman is committed to providing students with rich career-based learning. Thanks to the support of Here to Here, our partnership with Per Scholas will give Information Technology students exactly that kind of opportunity. They will earn college credit and professional certification in a fast-growing field. We’re eager to get started,” noted Howard M. Wach, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Guttman Community College.
The HERE to HERE fund at the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation is dedicated to linking employers, educators and diverse community stakeholders to enhance career pathways for young people in low-income neighborhoods.
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, located in midtown Manhattan, is CUNY’s first community college in over four decades. Guttman was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention, and graduation by rethinking community college education and practice. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches to achieve these goals and to improve student persistence and completion.