2 women. 2 men. christmas tree. presents.
The Community Health Club at Hostos stepped in to help the Path Homeless Family Shelter through a toy drive for homeless children and their families, as more than 80 gifts were collected for boys and girls that were distributed on Christmas Day.
Assistant Professor Elys Vasquez-Iscan, from Hostos’ Health Education Unit and Gerontology Unit, said the students went above and beyond to help those less fortunate.
“The students who are graduating this semester leave with a sense of giving back to the community that they represent. This is very commendable, given the fact that many students worked so hard this year to achieve their academic goals and still found a way to contribute to their community,” Vasquez-Iscan said.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de 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 since 1968. It serves as 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. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College 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 24 colleges.