December 20, 2016
We at Friends of New York City Nurse Family Partnership are so excited. We have been able to raise enough money to begin making awards for tuition subsidies, certification exams, books and more for women in the program who are trying to gain additional education.
One young woman who received an award successfully combatted a drug habit when she learned she was pregnant. We paid for her certification exam to become a drug counselor. Another is going to community college and working at Walmart but wants to add to her already heavy load by taking a 12-week Certified Nursing Assistant course that will enable her to get a higher paying job while she continues college.
We have enough money to support 20-25 applicants but we expect that there will be more than that! Our goal is to raise another $2500 through our Back to School Campaign. Won't you donate on this page by clicking the red button at the right.