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The COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for our entire city, and existing inequality has placed the burden largely on low-income communities of color, like those BWI seeks to serve. Just as the health consequences have been unequal, so have the economic impacts. BWI is adapting to continue to provide a growing number of jobseekers in NYC with the skills and tools they need to build careers that support families and communities.
Here’s how we are responding and planning ahead:
As soon as stay-at-home orders were in place in New York City, BWI responded quickly to continue services for our trainees and alumni. Since mid-March, BWI has taken the following steps in response to the pandemic:
BWI knows that many more people will need our services in the coming months, and we are making plans now to deliver our programs with health and safety in mind. We are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, New York State and City public officials, peer organizations, employer partners, and past and current trainees. Here are some of the initial steps we’re taking to adapt our programs:
BWI will continue to revisit these policies as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
BWI is actively enrolling trainees, so if you are interested in joining one of our training programs, please visit the program pages to learn more about info sessions and application deadlines. Please be aware that most of our programs will take place virtually and in-person. Here are additional requirements to enroll in training starting in June 2020:
Your generosity at this moment is deeply felt and much appreciated. You can contribute to BWI’s COVID-19 relief fund right here.