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MassBay Community College receives grants for campus development, academic development, and student success. MassBay has received grants for programs in Biology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Health Sciences, among others.

MassBay Grants

— SPOTLIGHT | Cummings Foundation —

MassBay Awarded $100,000 Cummings Grant to Create Advanced ESL Program with Focus on Preparing Students for Careers in Health Sciences

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MassBay Community College is one of 130 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant of between $100,000 and $500,000, each, through Cummings Foundation’s $20 Million Grant Program.

“Thank you to Cummings Foundation for awarding us this grant, which will deeply impact the lives of many by allowing students to transition to gainful employment in health care professions,” said MassBay President, Dr. David Podell. “It has long been the mission of MassBay to serve our community by offering high-quality and affordable education, while also leveling the playing field for all students in college attainment and success. Our ESL population faces difficult challenges as they must overcome language, as well as cultural, barriers before they can begin to focus on specific programs of study. This grant will ensure we can build a program that will help students develop both comprehension and speaking aptitudes, in collaboration with a marketable skillset, to enhance their ability to fill employment gaps. We know this program will provide not only increased language skills, but the education required for their future successes.”

MassBay, which has three campuses in Ashland, MA, Framingham, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA, was chosen to receive the grant out of 738 applicants during a competitive review process. MassBay will receive $100,000 over three years to fund an advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) program, with a focus on preparing students for careers in the healthcare industry.


Grants History

Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Grant — Department of Higher Education — $40,000

Grant supports providing free dual enrollment courses to approximately 100 students from Framingham, Natick and Keefe Regional high schools.

Cyber Security Talent Workforce Challenge Grant — Mass Technology Collaborative — $29,200 (sub-award)

STEMatch, a local 501C3, is the lead applicant. Grant increases the number of students in the Cyber Security certificate program and engages local cyber security companies in providing free products, training, and internships.

Equipment Grant — Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association — $14,425

Grant supports the purchase of A/C refrigerant recovery and recycling machines and tools for the Automotive Technology Center.

Hunger Relief Fund Grant — Foundation for MetroWest — $1,750

Grant supports purchase of food and general operations related to College Food Insecurity Initiative, during FY19.

Multicultural Mentoring Program — Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation — $20,000

Grant supports the activities of the Multicultural Mentoring Program, during FY19.

Performance Incentive Fund Grant (Consortium) — Department of Higher Education — $7,500 (subaward)

Grant supports the state’s 15 community colleges in promoting and increasing the use of Prior Learning Assessment.

Performance Incentive Fund Grant (Individual) — Department of Higher Education — $100,000

Grant supports the development of 3 co-requisite math courses, supports AIM initiative, and improves developmental math sequence.

Skills Capital Grant — Governor’s Workforce Skills Cabinet and Executive Office of Education — $494,438

Grant supports purchase of simulators and technology for the upgrading and expansion of a Certified Simulation Center and Nursing Skills Lab for the Health Sciences division.

STEM Mentor Program — MathWorks — $3,000

Grant supports activities of the STEM Mentor Program within the STEM division, during FY19.

STEM Mentor Program — Sanofi Genzyme — $43,000

Grant supports activities of the STEM Mentor Program within the STEM division, during FY19.

Technology Internship Program — Jacobs Foundation — $31,500

Grant pays tuition and fees of five Cyber Security students to enroll in a capstone course and provides them with paid internships during the course.

Title III Strengthening Institutions Program — US Department of Education — $2,226,781

Grant provides multi-year support for activities of the proposed, “Re-Imagining the Path to Student Success: Advancing the Whole Student at the Community College” project to improve students’ readiness, retention, completion and overall satisfaction.

Training Resources and Internship Networks (TRAIN) Grant — Department of Higher Education — $75,000

Planning grant for developing an implementable model to provide CompTIA + End User Support training to long-term unemployed, under-employed, and new adult workers seeking to reenter/enter the computer technology workforce. The program to be planned would include comprehensive wraparound support services, paid internships, and partnerships with regional companies and workforce groups.