Published on September 11, 2016
1. THE BRIDGE - HELPING HUDSON, NY, STUDENTS GET BACK ON TRACK Eric Galloway
2. INTRODUCTION Closely involved in the Hudson, New York, community, T. Eric Galloway directs the Galvan Initiatives Foundation and seeks to improve quality of life for economically vulnerable residents. Emphasizing urban infill and the reuse of historic buildings, T. Eric Galloway’s organization has developed extensive community and commercial rental space, as well as nearly three dozen housing units. The Foundation has undertaken significant grant-making activities over the past four years. One program that the Galvan Initiatives Foundation has supported is the Columbia-Greene Partnership Academy The Bridge.
3. THE BRIDGE An Alternative Transition Program, the state approved program assists 16-year-old students within the Hudson and Catskill School Districts, who are at risk of not completing their education. Focused on providing a positive, supportive educational environment for these teens, The Bridge spearheads intensive interventions. Students benefit from small class sizes and individualized attention from dual-certified teachers. They are able to recover credits, while following an innovative project-based and online learning curriculum. The ultimate aim is to bring them back into a traditional educational environment, on-track to successfully graduate high school and find productive career paths.