Hostos Community College has received a $2.86 million Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institution (DHSI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

The DHSI Program provides grants to assist HSIs in expanding educational opportunities to improve student access, increase retention, and better graduation rates. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability through professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.

Beginning in October 2023, the five-year grant will focus on funding various initiatives at Hostos: 
  • Provide an integrated and inclusive first-year experience for students
  • Provide faculty and staff with more professional development opportunities
  • Expand the supplemental instruction offerings
The Title V project was developed by a task force composed of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Shiang-Kwei Wang, Director of Special Projects Silvia Reyes, English Professor Gregory Marks, and Dean of Academic Affairs Babette Audant. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Andrea Fabrizio will administer the grant. 

“I am delighted that the good work of Academic Affairs under the leadership of Provost Shiang-Kwei Wang is being validated in a significant way. The initiatives to be strengthened by this substantive allocation will go far in supporting the good work of our faculty and students,” said Hostos President Daisy Cocco De Filippis.

About Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for over half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and three certificate programs that facilitate secure transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. A two-time Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence finalist, Hostos has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 25 colleges.        
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