Lumina Foundation Supports Academic Pathways at BHCC
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making education beyond high school available to all, announced Boston as one of 17 communities across the country designated as a Talent Hub.
Talent Hub cities meet rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students, many of whom are people of color, the first in their families to go to college and from low-income households.
Through the generous support of Lumina Foundation, each community designated as a Talent Hub will receive $350,000 in grant funding over 42 months. In Boston, the funding will be awarded to the Boston Foundation to build on the nine-year collective impact partnership Success Boston by creating guided academic pathways for students at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and UMass Boston.
In a press release announcing the Lumina Foundation funding, President Pam Eddinger recognized the incredible potential academic pathways have on the city’s workforce development: “The support of the Lumina Foundation creates opportunities for our students especially for those that are first generation and students of color, creating a narrative directly tied to Boston’s labor and talent development needs.”