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City University of NY (CUNY)  

The City University of New York is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students at 23 colleges and institutions in New York City. The University’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the CUNY School of Public Health.

CUNY Prep is a collaborative effort between the Mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) and The City University of New York (CUNY). They offer two educational opportunities: a full-time day program for out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 18 and a part-time evening program (CUNY Prep at Night) for adults 19 and older who lack a high school diploma. During the 2010-2011 school year, more than fifty of CUNY Prep students have been fathers.

CUNY Prep assists its students through a partnership with the Community Service Society, in which students are provided with metro cards, assistance with rent arrears, clothing and other services. Many of the fathers in their program have taken advantage of these services and continue to do so.

CUNY Prep is also working on a partnership with Brightside Academy, a day care center in the northeast Bronx. We are trying to provide our fathers with paid internships at that location. This in turn will provide them with monetary support and will fortify their parenting skills.

Ideally, we want our fathers to feel that we are a “one stop shop.” CUNY Prep wants fathers to know that not only will they be assisted with their educational goals, but with a variety of other issues they face as well.

For more information about CUNY, please visit their website at www.cuny.edu.
For information regarding the CUNY Prep program click here.