SERRANO ANNOUNCES $350,000 IN FUNDING TO HELP PARENTS ATTEND COLLEGE IN THE BRONX
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $348,911 to Bronx Community College through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. The CCAMPIS Program provides funding for child care on campus so low-income students with children do not have to miss class and can successfully complete their schooling.
“College students who are parents shouldn’t have to choose between getting a college education and having child care. Far too often, students, in particular low-income students, with children end up opting to drop out of school because they don’t have access to affordable, reliable child care while they go to school. This funding will help Bronx Community College provide child care on campus so low-income students with children can continue studying and obtain the credentials that they need to start a career and provide for their children. This is an investment in the future of our children and our college students,” said Congressman José E. Serrano.
More than half of all BCC students work while attending classes, and 55% have children under the age of 5,” said BCC president Thomas Isekenegbe. “Their ability to access high-quality child care gives them peace of mind and the support they need to pursue their studies.”