FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2021
Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger, email@example.com
Amaris Cockfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALERT: CITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR HUMAN SERVICES WORKERS IS LAUNCHED
ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES CAN APPLY NOW FOR THE SPRING 2022 SEMESTER
New York – The Human Services Career Advancement Scholarship (HSCAS), which offers eligible essential workers an opportunity to advance in their careers, is now taking applications for the 2022 Spring semester. Applications close October 8 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s, December 5 for LMSW, and December 15 for Master’s.
This is a collaboration with FPWA, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, CUNY, and the Center for New York City Affairs to bring this landmark career advancement program to our city. It is a $2.5 million city investment that will create a path to a degree or licensure for nonprofit human services workers who have had to put their education on hold because of a lack of financial and other critical supports.
There are 60,000 of these dedicated professionals working in New York City – 67% are women and 68% are persons of color. Without core degrees and licenses, they are consigned to lower wage jobs with limited to no career advancement.
Human service organizations and staffs have been on the frontlines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that early childhood programs stayed open for healthcare and other frontline workers, while staffing senior centers, youth programs, domestic violence shelters, and other essential programs.
For more information, please visit the website, or register on the interest page to be notified of upcoming important dates.
FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income New Yorkers. Having a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s human services sector, providing grants to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, and advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them. FPWA’s member network of 170 human-service and faith-based organizations reach more than 1.5 million people in New York’s communities each year. Join us at fpwa.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.