JAMESTOWN – There is a new push to help connect college students with childcare in New York State.
State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced the news during a visit to SUNY JCC in Jamestown on Monday.
Malatras met with the school’s President and Career Advantage Director.
He says childcare availability is vital to helping student with children achieve academic success.
Malatras plans to allocate $625,000 to launch new childcare programs in underserved areas like Jamestown, and $500,000 to create paid internship opportunities.
“These campuses are already stretched thin; they already don’t have the staff and resources to do these things,” said Malatras. “I think our staff will take those areas on so we can get childcare in places like Jamestown Community College in other places that have childcare deserts, or we are not going to be able to solve the higher education access issue.”
Additionally, he says SUNY will launch a new public awareness campaign to help connect students with unused scholarship money.
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