GREETINGS FROM OUR INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MRS. DEBORAH OMOKHA OVIAWE

Deborah Omokha Oviawe

Welcome to the SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)!

The EOCs are programs of the State University of New York (SUNY) and administered by Bronx Community College of The City University of New York. The SUNY Bronx EOC is one of 12 EOC’s in the State of New York.

Since 1987, we continue to provide a clean, safe and nurturing environment to economically and disadvantaged adults, who need additional education or training for entry into productive careers or for college admissions.

We meet these goals by offering services and programs specific to the needs of the individuals, families and the community that enhance education leading to employment, empowerment and a better quality of life. We are a comprehensive one-stop-shop of counselors, instructors, mentors who will assist you through adult education, vocational training, college awareness and job placement.

As you move into this new chapter of your life, we are here to help you navigate the challenges and provide you with the lifelong skills for an improved quality of life. Our faculty and staff are fully committed to your personal and professional development. We also expect you to bring your best, so we can develop the community together.

Your best includes following the rules and regulations stipulated in the Student Handbook issued to you. Please take a moment to read it, familiarize yourself with our programs, requirements, policies and procedures.

Again, I welcome you on behalf of the SUNY Bronx EOC. We wish you the best and know that we are always here for you!

Respectfully,

Ms. Deborah Omokha Oviawe
Interim Executive Director

Our history

Established in 1987, and sponsored by Bronx Community College of The City University of New York, the SUNY Bronx EOC shares the College’s mission to provide services that will prepare students for a life of independent and creative thinking, dignity, self-sufficiency and community participation. The SUNY Bronx EOC serves as a one stop provider of adult education and vocational training delivering academic, occupational, remedial instruction, college awareness, job placement, Microsoft certifications and community events. Responding to the specific needs of the individuals, families and community, the center offers a more comprehensive group of support services that enhance education leading to employment and a better quality of life.

The student population at the SUNY Bronx EOC is economically disadvantaged, and 50% did not complete high school, 30% TANF recipients, 40% are unemployed, 70% are women, a significant number of whom are single mothers, 39% of whom are Hispanic and 51% African-American. Every year the SUNY Bronx EOC serves an average of 1000 registered students and 2000 community residents. Annually about 250 graduates and community residents are placed in jobs.

The Mission

The SUNY Bronx EOC is an educational institution of the State University of New York, established to educate and train economically and educationally disadvantaged youth and adults in the Bronx communities. The center offers continuing, remedial and vocational education in a life-long learning process, in order to develop a skilled workforce for the future. In and through the educational activities, the center is also a force and a catalyst for community revitalization and total development of persons.

We believe in you

The SUNY Bronx EOC values dignity and self-respect in every individual in the community. We believe that the disadvantaged people in the communities have a right to self-determination and power through higher education and greater participation in society.