The Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College has received $1 million in funds that the academic institution said it will use for youth-focused programming, staffing and documenting the Haitian experience in New York City.
An adopted New York city budget for fiscal year 2022, which began July 1, shows an allocation of $1 million for HSI as part of a pool of $4.5 million devoted to City University of New York (CUNY) research institutes. A total of $23.6 million was allocated for higher education initiatives.
“I’m excited that the council saw the need to provide the necessary resources to HSI so it can do work just like the other institutes,” said Marie-Lily Cerat, interim leader of HSI. “We need staff, we need equipment.”
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