campus partner(s)

Cornell University and Henry Street Settlement






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

award date


Grant Summary

$270,000 over 36 months to support a year-round program that will provide environmental studies, research, and field study, as well as intensive college preparatory services to low-income minority youth living in underprivileged urban communities in New York City. The program is designed to encourage students to explore science in emerging areas such as green technologies and ecological sustainability, while also supporting them through the college application process and preparing them for the rigors of college and scholarly research. The program will culminate in a one-week residential summer experience at Cornell University. College preparatory services are interwoven throughout the program year in order to increase student prospects for achieving academic success and ultimately gain acceptance to top colleges and universities. This partnership will serve approximately 75 students in total.