“It’s the first of its kind. The campus will be the library. Not just the building, but the resources.”
President, Brooklyn Public Library
Bard Microcollege Holyoke
The pilot Bard Microcollege launched in Holyoke, Massachusetts in August 2016 and graduated its first students in May 2018. Bard’s partner for this Microcollege is The Care Center, an innovative community-based educational organization with a history of success in supporting young women who have left high school and are either pregnant or parenting. Students are now enrolled in coursework at The Care Center as recent graduates continue on to bachelor degree programs at nearby colleges and universities.
Brooklyn Public Library
Bard at Brooklyn Public Library, the first New York City Microcollege, welcomed its first students in January 2018. At Grand Army Plaza, faculty teach courses and BPI alumni work as tutors for Microcollege students, who have access to the Library’s considerable collection, events, and expertise. As students approach degree completion, they also benefit from all the resources of the larger BPI alumni community in New York City.