Project Impact

Your Success is our Justice

Project Impact connects BMCC students who have been impacted directly or indirectly by the 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)
  • Counseling
  • Dorm placement (limited availability)
  • Emergency funds for eligible students
  • MetroCards
  • Workshops

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

Interest Form

Please complete the confidential, no-obligation interest form to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!

Mission Statement

Our mission at Project Impact is to provide BIPOC, first-generation, and system-impacted students with the personalized mentorship and support they need to overcome barriers and achieve their academic goals. We believe in the power of mentorship and provide tailored guidance and support. We continuously adapt to the changing needs of our students and foster a supportive community to help them thrive in their academic pursuits and beyond.