This is just a sampling of the types of programs funded – in whole or in part – by grants from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
If you have an idea for a program or project that is a candidate for external funding, please contact Kirstin Swanson, Director of Development, in the Office for College Advancement (firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-368-5673) to discuss your idea.
Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. This grant will provide scholarships to meet the unmet financial need of nursing students at Kingsborough.
The received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to support Art Smart, which provides reduced cost tickets to child-friendly events to students in area public schools; Free Sundays at Kingsborough, presenting free world music and dance concerts; and Hot Summer Nights, a series of outdoor summer concerts for community members.
The receives support from the New York City Council to keep Kingsborough Community College students free from alcohol and substance abuse. This includes providing personal counseling, crisis intervention, group and individual counseling, and referral.
Kingsborough Community College was chosen by as a site for the creation of the first Single Stop site on a college campus in New York City. Through Single Stop, students have access to a range of financial services, including assistance with tax preparation, budgeting, and accessing public benefits.
Each year, around the time of Earth Day, Kingsborough hosts , the goals of which are to raise ecological literacy, foster global citizenship, promote meaningful dialogue about environmental issues, and inspire environmental action and stewardship. Consolidated Edison sponsored the 2009 and 2010 Eco-Festivals.
Kingsborough Community College received funding for Paired Care, a training program designed to create a collaborative relationship between family caregivers and home health care workers, from the International Longevity Center and Metlife Foundation. Run out of the Office for Continuing Education, Paired Care trains teams of paid home health care workers and family members of seniors requiring home health care in issues facing seniors and their respective roles in care giving. Through this shared experience, family caregivers learn the basics of at-home care and about the roles and responsibilities of home health care workers, while home health care workers become more attuned to family dynamics.