Hostos President David Gomez. 1 woman, shaking hands.
On May 16, Hostos President Dr. David Gómez was one of the honorees at the Fourth Annual McSilver Awards dinner at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The 2016 McSilver Awards, part of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research within New York University Silver School of Social Work, recognized outstanding individuals who are “Transforming Systems” to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities living in poverty, locally and globally.

The honorees were David Gómez, President of Hostos Community College, City University of New York; Phillip Saperia, newly-retired CEO of The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc.; Linda Sarsour, Activist and Director of the Arab American Association of New York; and Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City. In addition, the first-ever Values of McSilver Award was presented to the McSilver Institute’s inaugural director, Dr. Mary McKernan McKay.

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.