Congresswoman Pressley Visits BHCC to Deliver $1M in Federal Funding for Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College Program
Friday, May 6, 2022
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to celebrate the $1,000,000 in federal community project funding she secured to expand the City of Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College program. Rep. Pressley was joined by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, BHCC President Pam Eddinger, and BHCC students for a campus tour and a press conference to highlight how the funding will help address the college affordability crisis locally as she continues her calls for President Biden to cancel student debt.
Pressley secured this federal funding for Boston in the government spending package that passed Congress and was signed into law by President Biden in March. In total, Rep. Pressley secured over $8 million for 10 community projects across the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, capping off nearly a year of advocacy by Rep. Pressley and local leaders.
Read: Rep. Pressley’s Press Release: https://pressley.house.gov/media/press-releases/pressley-delivers-1m-federal-funding-boston-s-tuition-free-community-college
Learn More about the Tuition Free Community College program at BHCC: https://www.bhcc.edu/admissions/cityofbostonfreetuitionprogram/
Thank you @RepPressley for securing $1 million in crucial federal funding for Boston’s tuition-free community college program! Grateful for partners like @BHCCBoston making dreams possible for students across our city. pic.twitter.com/Orpx4TjOwo— Mayor Michelle Wu 吳弭 (@MayorWu) May 5, 2022
Proud to deliver $1M in federal funds to expand Boston's tuition-free community college program.— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) May 4, 2022
This money will help us tackle our college affordability crisis locally as we call on @POTUS to #CancelStudentDebt.
TY to our partners @MayorWu, @Kim_Janey, @BHCCBoston & students! pic.twitter.com/t9shtcs3wo