Project Impact links BMCC students who have been impacted directly or indirectly by the criminal legal system with a mentor. Mentors help Project Impact students navigate the challenges of secondary education and facilitate access to supports such as:
- Academic tutoring
- Assistance with the college registration process (admission, financial aid)
- Dorm placement (limited availability)
- Emergency funds for eligible students
- Food vouchers
- MetroCards when needed
- Social services
Fulfilling academic potential can be challenging when a person has either experienced or is at risk for involvement with the justice system. The Project Impact community is full of men and women who may have additional barriers to education because they or a family member have a life history that may include an arrest, a conviction, or they live in a community where they experience the hardships that accompany the collateral consequences of justice involvement. We learn from each other and support each other’s dreams and goals through community meetings, one-on-one check-ins, group trips, and workshops.
Both prospective and current BMCC students are welcome to enroll in Project Impact.
Project Impact is a free program designed to help students prepare for the TASC exam to get a high school equivalency diploma, and then enroll in college and graduate. Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) replaces the General Educational Development (GED®) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.
In order to enroll in our program you will need to:
- Be between ages 17 – 24 by the first day of class
- Be a New York City resident
- Attend an interview and orientation
Please complete the confidential, no-obligation interest form to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!