KCC to Receive $100,000 in Funding from Citizens Bank As It Expands EDL Investment to Benefit CUNY Community Colleges
BROOKLYN, NY – Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will receive $100,000 in funding from Citizens Bank as a part of an additional $400,000 investment in the Education Design Lab’s Community College Growth Engine to benefit CUNY community colleges. Along with KCC, CUNY community colleges also receiving $100,000 each are LaGuardia, Borough of Manhattan and Queensborough.
As a result of Citizens' investment, each of the participating CUNY community colleges will develop two to three additional micro-pathways in concert with local employers in high-growth industries that are aligned with regional labor market demand. The project also aims to fortify regional economic stability in New York City and other participating communities while benefiting local employers through an increasingly diversified workforce.
The Division partnered with EDL for the past three years, creating and offering micro-credentials in UX Design and Health Coaching. “It is an exciting time to continue our partnership with the Education Design Lab (EDL) to prepare students for a career in tourism and hospitality as the industry expands in New York City,” said Dr. Simone Rodriguez, vice president of Workforce Development, Continuing Education & Strategic Partnerships at Kingsborough Community College. This new funding will allow the Division to create a new micro-credential pathway in Hospitality and Customer Service to be offered free to participants in the fall of 2023.
This investment, combined with a prior contribution of $400,000 to bring the program to Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and the Community College of Philadelphia, plus a new investment of $200,000 for the Community College of Rhode Island, brings the total funding of EDL through the Citizens Community College Accelerator to $1 Million.
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At this morning’s peace vigil, sponsored by KCC’s Student Union and Intercultural Center (SU&IC) in conjunction with the Office of Student Life, faculty, staff and students held tea light candles in the dimly lit room as they gathered in the name of peace to support and honor their fellow community members both here and abroad.
The purpose of KCC’s Interfaith Meet, Greet and Eat was to help bring the campus faith communities together to form a connection and good relationships.
Kingsborough Community College is advancing its commitment to diversity and science education with the launch of the "Here 2 Observe" — or H2O — cohort program.