PIMCO Awards New York City Mission Society Money for College Readiness Program
The PIMCO Foundation has awarded the New York City Mission Society, a two-century-old nonprofit based in Harlem, 25,000 dollars to support its college-readiness program, Learning to Work. Since its inception, LTW has served thousands of high school students in New York City’s most underserved communities by providing paid internships, academic support, as well as career and college counseling services. Learning to Work serves students who are either returning after dropping out or are struggling to finish high school, helps them navigate the college application process, provides social and emotional support, places students in internships, and serves as general advisors. The PIMCO Foundation grant will allow the Mission Society to standardize all of its college preparation activities – and provide for additional support staff – at the organization’s five LTW sites.