Congressional art competition


Another year, another Bronx high school student can have their artwork shown in the halls of the U.S. Capitol along with other winners nationwide and the district office of Rep. Adriano Espaillat for up to one year.

High school students from the 13th congressional district that covers Marble Hill, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge Heights parts of Kingsbridge, Morris and Fordham Heights are eligible to sign up.

Original artwork must be emailed to by Monday, April 24.

Submissions may include digital submissions of paintings, drawings, collages and photography. They must be submitted via email with a student release form.

Questions, contact Laurie Tobias-Cohen at

The art competition began in 1982 to provide members of Congress to encourage young adults to recognize their artistic talents. Since then, over half a million high school students have been involved.

BCC gets $250K for IT

Bronx Community College recently announced it has received a $250,000 grant from the New York State Department of Labor to support its Unemployed/Underemployed Worker Training Program.

According to Ruby Chua Ed.D., director of business and industry solutions, Workforce and Economic Development at BCC, the grant will support the IT Work-Ready and Accelerated IT Credentials training programs.

“These two training programs will help BCC students improve their IT skills and quickly find jobs in the high-demand IT industry,” Chua said. “Once they have completed the requirements for each program, students will be prepared to get industry certification for computer support technicians, network administrators, computer analysts, and other IT careers.”

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