Supports 15th Annual NYC Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk
On September 26, members of the Hostos family participated and hosted a closing ceremony for the 15th Annual NYC Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, also known as “Brides’ March.”

Hostos President David Gómez also joined the effort and spoke on behalf of the college and the cause. Fabian Wander, Director of the Hostos Health and Wellness Center, helped to organize the campus, and recruit students, faculty and staff. Hostos also welcomed other community-based organizations domestic violence advocates from other boroughs, and supporters and survivors from all over the city, for the special ceremony. 

“We were honored to host the closing ceremony of the Annual Brides March for the first time at Hostos Community College,” Wander said. “It is wonderful to see so many advocates, including Hostos students, faculty and staff joining together to bring awareness to domestic violence with the hopes of ending this epidemic.” 

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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.

Recently 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.