Georgia Tech Receives Grant from Johnson & Johnson for New Bridge to Employment Program

Georgia Tech's Project ENGAGES Students

Georgia Tech was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from Johnson & Johnson. As part of the grant, Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) will serve as the coordinating site entity for Johnson & Johnson’s new Bridge to Employment (BTE) program.

Project ENGAGES is an education program supported by Georgia Tech’s Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience that partners with seven minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta

“We’re thrilled to have been selected as the site for Atlanta,” said Damon Williams, Co-Director of ENGAGES and Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence at the College of Engineering. “Johnson & Johnson’s BTE program perfectly embodies ENGAGES overall mission – expose more underrepresented students to career path possibilities in engineering and science.”

Over the next three years ENGAGES will work with BTE to increase the number of Atlanta-area high school students enrolling in higher education. The grant aims to mentor and support 35-50 students from 10th grade through graduation.

“This partnership with Johnson & Johnson will help us reach even more students,” said Lakeita Servance, ENGAGES Program Manager and Director of the Atlanta BTE program. “This is a really exciting time, and we look forward to bringing more awareness to STEM-related activities and opportunities.”