Post Tagged with: "CUNY"

CUNY students were part of volunteer groups helping after hurricane María struck. (Photo courtesy of CUNY, via El Diario)

CUNY Students to Help Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

New York, Puerto Rican, Youth May 30, 2019 at 4:58 pm

CUNY students are helping as part of the New York Stands with Puerto Rico volunteer program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Yinett Sánchez received her associate certificate in child development through ACS and CUNY. (Photo via El Diario)

ACS and CUNY Join Forces to Educate NYC Parents

Education, Labor, New York, Youth March 26, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Thanks to a partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services launched in 2016, dozens of parents, many of them immigrants, have graduated from CUNY’s Child Development Associate Certificate program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Tatiana Borda, from Bolivia, at the CUNY Dreamers event. (Photo via El Diario)

CUNY Offers Scholarships to ‘Dreamer’ Students

Immigration, New York, Youth May 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

More than 6,000 students have benefited from the TheDream.US project since 2013, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Edgar Núñez-Aguero, 20, from the Dominican Republic, studies business and liberal arts. Cindy Flores, 22, from Honduras, studies political science. Hispanic youths under the care of ACS study at a joint program with Queens College. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

More Foster Care Youths on the Road to College

Education, Latino, Youth November 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm

The Administration of Children’s Services, in association with CUNY and other institutions, has made it possible for more students under its care to obtain higher education, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ángeles Méndez, 18, protesting in front of the Trump Tower. Méndez said DACA has helped her with her studies. "I I tell those who can apply for DACA to do it, to not be afraid and, if they don’t meet the educational requirements, to make use the City’s programs, because that way they will have many opportunities in their lives," said Méndez. (photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Helps DACA Recipients with Their Studies

Education, Immigration, New York August 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The City and CUNY launched the DACA Education Initiative, which will offer classes to help youths meet the immigration relief’s educational requirements and be able to apply, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Campaign Will Push To Make CUNY Tuition-Free

Campaign Will Push To Make CUNY Tuition-Free

Education, New York September 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Several unions and community organizations are advocating to make CUNY tuition-free again, El Diario reports.

Chyanne Chen of Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Students Active at CUNY’s Job Fair

East Asian, Education, Labor April 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Chinese and Chinese-American students were out in force at CUNY’s recent job fair, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Tarry Hum (Photo by Qunchao Hong via World Journal)

Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, In the News August 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Real estate development in Sunset Park is pricing working families out of the neighborhood, CUNY Professor Tarry Hum told World Journal. Hum, who grew up there, just published a book on the neighborhood’s evolution over the past 50 years.

Current and former CUNY students plan tactics at Hunter College ahead of meeting legislators in Albany this month. (Photo by Alex Wolf/Voices of NY)

CUNY Dreamers Work to Win Over Albany Holdouts

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Voices' Picks February 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Former and current CUNY students target NY lawmakers to get tuition assistance for undocumented college students.

Talking Transition canvassers fan out across the city hoping to gauge what New Yorkers are looking for in the next mayoral administration. (Photo courtesy of

Engaging Communities Through Ethnic Media

Communities, Elections 2013 November 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

“Engaging New York’s Immigrant Communities Through Ethnic Media” is but one of many panels to be sponsored by Talking Transition, a new grass-roots endeavor aimed at soliciting ideas from New Yorkers for the city’s new mayoral administration. The panel will be held November 12.

CUNY Students Arrested During Anti-Petraeus Protest

CUNY Students Arrested During Anti-Petraeus Protest

Education September 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

A student protest against the appointment of former CIA director David Petraeus as a CUNY visiting professor ended in a confrontation between demonstrators and the police and the arrest of six university students in front of Macaulay Honors College.

No Hero’s Welcome for Petraeus at CUNY

No Hero’s Welcome for Petraeus at CUNY

Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks September 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Members of a committee against the militarization of CUNY protested the retired general’s first day of teaching.

Goya Foods delivered a $50,000 check to fund the program. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mexican Service Workers Get Chance to Obtain Professional Certification

Education, Food, In the News, Labor, Mexican May 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Mexican service workers will be able to obtain professional certificates through a 15 week program of study in the basics of hotel administration, math and English offered by CUNY and funded by the Mexican state of Puebla, Goya Foods and CUNY.

Photo via The Brooklyn Bureau of City Limits

No Apathy Here: Brooklyn Students Rally for DREAM Act

Education, Immigration May 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Undocumented college students face an uphill battle when it comes to financing their education. But a group of students from Brooklyn college are not taking their predicament lying down — they have joined student groups from across the state in pressing for a New York version of the DREAM Act.

Filipino nurses protesting to save their jobs at the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, Queens. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Voices in Focus: Filipino Nurses Hit Hard by Peninsula Hospital Closure

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Services on hand for immigrants seeking naturalization advice and prescription information; the 100 Filipino nurses from the shuttered Peninsula Hospital worry about their futures; a hyperlocal success story from Connecticut; a Dominican politician causes a small firestorm; and an Indian man convicted of supporting Hezbollah.