Medgar Evers College | Metropolitan College of New York | Pace University

What We Do

The Welfare to Careers Project provides the following to low-income working parents:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Initial and ongoing assessment, case management, and counseling services
  • Remediation and tutorial services
  • Career counseling and job placement
  • Two-year career followup on graduates

Who We Serve

In January 2003, we surpassed our enrollment goal with 197 students. Of the original cohort of 197 students, 111 students or 56 percent of the students achieved a degree. Ninety-one percent of these graduates or 101 of the students obtained a bachelor’s degree and ten earned an associate’s degree. Our students:

  • Are 96% female and 4% male
  • Are, on average, 33 years old
  • Are single parents (92%) with an average of 2 minor children
  • Are predominately African American or Caribbean (82%) or Latino (15%)
  • Have an average annual income of $16,480
  • Pay an average monthly cost of $594 for housing
  • Rely on public benefits to make ends meet
  • Reside in the five boroughs of New York City