Bunker Hill Community College Partner A Finalist for Massachusetts Non-Profit Network Award

Monday, December 13, 2010

The partnership between Bunker Hill Community College and the Pathway Technology Campus (PTC) of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) offers a direct pathway into higher education and careers. The IBA was recently honored as a Finalist for the 2010 Massachusetts Non-Profit Network Excellence Awards in the collaboration category. The PTC is an educational and workforce development partnership with Bunker Hill Community College.

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is a unifying statewide association focusing on advocacy, capacity-building, and public awareness. Finalists for this award were chosen by a panel of judges that included community, foundation and academic leaders from across the state.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) was born from a resident-led social justice movement that developed Villa Victoria, a 435-unit affordable housing community in Boston’s South End. PTC provides low-income residents of the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood with the opportunity to: complete their GED and take adult education classes; enroll in college-level classes; and receive academic support, case management, free child care services and academic advising needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency.” During 2010, through the Hyams Foundation’s Teen Futures Initiative, PTC expanded to Lower Roxbury with a new site at the YMCA’s Central Branch that focuses on 16-24 year olds who have dropped out of school.

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu