Dates of Project: 2005–2011
Field of Work: Promoting health careers for low-income and minority students
Problem Synopsis: The growing demand for trained health care workers stands in sharp contrast to the ability of many urban school systems to graduate students adequately prepared to pursue the education necessary to meet the need.
Synopsis of the Work: The Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education partnered with three New York City public entities: the Department of Education, the City University of New York, and the Health and Hospitals Corporation to introduce high school students to a broad array of health care careers and provide the educational grounding they need to move ahead.
Staff at Gateway and its partners created the Gateway Health Careers model to prepare high school students to pursue a wide variety of health-related careers.