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Due to the sensitive nature of health disparities in low-income communities along with a rise in heart disease cases/deaths throughout the region of Bronx, New York, CPR Courses International L.L.C. (C.C.I.) is committed to impacting its community and families through educating and empowering famili... Read More

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Due to the sensitive nature of health disparities in low-income communities along with a rise in heart disease cases/deaths throughout the region of Bronx, New York, CPR Courses International L.L.C. (C.C.I.) is committed to impacting its community and families through educating and empowering families. The following studies prove there is a direct correlation between low-income communities and the increase in unhealthy environments, severe carbon footprints, and the detrimental effects of heart disease in poverty stricken neighborhoods, such as Bronx, New York. According to a 2016 Daily News article, “Though Bronx residents are living longer than they were 15 years ago, they aren’t living as well as they are in other places. The rate of childhood poverty in the Bronx is 43 percent, which is nearly double the statewide number. The high school graduation rate is 56 percent, compared to 77 perent statewide and unemployment is 9.8 perent, compared to 6.3 percent statewide, all factors that led to it being last in statewide statistics." Additionally, NBC reported, "The Bronx is one of the fattest communities in New York with the highest rate of child poverty, according to the annual national County Health Rankings. Of the 62 New York communities ranked, the Bronx came in last on the list that measures the health of different areas based on data from a range of different factors. The factors include high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, mental health, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality and teen births in nearly every county in America."

The Alternative Sports and Arts Program (A.S.A.P.) has partnered with CPR Courses International L.L.C. to help launch The Avengers Program (CPR Squad), which empowers high school students from low-income neighborhoods throughout New York City, the eastern region of the United States and Puerto Rico, to obtain a CPR/AED and First Aid certification while learning what to do in case of an emergency. Courses are available in Spanish and English.

Capacity-building instructional Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator, and First Aid certification courses are for grades 8th-12th grade and college students in low-income communities. A piloted initiative for high schools on the Walton Campus and Evander Childs Campus, where both classes of juniors and seniors (total certifications for 500 students, Fridays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., will be initiated for a total duration of 25 weeks to enhance youth attendance, emergency skill level readiness, team building, building healthy communities, and instructional retention rate. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COURSES CAN ALSO BE ADDED TO THIS PROGRAM UPON REQUEST. This program can also be tied into career enhancing options including Home Health Aid Certification, Certified Nursing Assistant, Life Guard Certification, and Paramedic/EMT Certification. A grant would cover promotional t-shirts, gloves, certificates, wallet cards, masks, and courses for each student.

 

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Francis Cutrone, Founder on behalf of

ASAP Foundation

Help launch capacity-building initiatives geared around saving lives! A single donation of $65 can fund a course for TWO students and help connect them to a passion and a career in the medical field. Our piloted program for a total of 500 funded certifications is $35,000. Donate today!

Francis Cutrone

Applicant is a level 5 instructor with more than a decade of experience in training and certifying community members and educators for CPR/AED/BLS and First Aid. He is also Community School Director for UFT and CEC District #10 Board Member in Bronx, NY.

C.P.R. Courses International L.L.C. is a CPR/AED and First Aid Certifying organization under the American Safety and Health Institute (www.hsi.com) which was launched with the objective to empower vulnerable communities through learning how to saves lives and promote healthy living in schools and local Community Based Organizations. Due to the continuous rise in injuries, emergencies and deaths due to cardiovascular diseases in low income neighborhoods, C.C.I. has implemented an affordable method to allow CPR/AED and First Aid Certification to become an accessible resource through the provision of courses, show cases, programs, and activities for community members, parents, educational institutions, and community stakeholders. C.C.I. has partnered with the United Federation of Teacher's Health and Safety Department which has expanded its reach and activated a number of certified instructors and educators to join our project in schools and throughout the NYC communities. This partnership has also enabled our t

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