Holistic Oasis for Parents' Education (HOPE)

The Hostos HOPE Program is a Two-Generation (Two-Gen) summer program for up to 22 student parents* and their children (pre-K through 8th grade). 

Program activities will take place on campus during the 7-week Extended Summer Session (June-July). 

What does HOPE offer? 
  • a full on-campus college experience for student parents and their children
  • 3D Model Holistic Programming: academic, family, professional 
  • healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks for all participants
  • tuition-gap assistance for summer courses (6-9 credits)
  • books
  • MetroCards
  • high quality summer programming in STEM  
    • K-8 will begin after DOE classes end 
    • Pre-K can begin at the start of the 7-week summer session
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) for all HOPE participants
What are the requirements? 
  • min. of 12 college credits  
  • student parent* 
  • MUST be able to attend the full 7-week summer session 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    • all campus requirements extend to the HOPE Program, including vaccinations and boosters for student parents
* Student parents, primary caregivers, grandparents, and other types of arrangements are given full consideration. 

We especially encourage those impacted by the criminal legal system to apply. 

Priority application deadline: March 1st, 2022. 
Final application deadline: March 15th, 2022.


Please direct any questions to Dr. Sarah Hoiland at HOPE@hostos.cuny.edu 

Support for the HOPE Project is from the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Research (DUE) Programs for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) under Award #2135805.