Women's Center Services & Resources

SERVICES



COUNSELING ADVOCACY
The Center provides personal (confidential) counseling on quality of life issues and referrals for the following:
  • Parenting
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Family Dynamics
  • Conflict Mediation & Resolution
  • Violence
  • Bereavement

PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOPS:

  • Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
  • Women’s Health and Wellness
  • Sexual Assault
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Personal Development 

PROGRAMS:

  • Role Model Program – co-sponsored by the NY Coalition of One Hundred Black Women – offers scholarships and matches selected high-achieving students with professional women for an intensive mentoring experience
  • Gender-Specific/All Women’s Freshman Seminar Class
  • S.H.A.D.E.S. (Sisiters Having a Definite Excellence Strategy) – student club devoted to women’s empowerment through service and leadership
  • Sista Salons – a literary salon that allows students to listen to literary work read by professional women writers; exchange ideas through an intimate, community conversation; and develop their own original writing during workshops facilitated by professional women writers
  • Upsilon Theta Pi Academic Honor Society - an all women’s society for students who have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5, and have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and community service.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Hours

Monday – Tuesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday – Thursday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am to 5:00pm

Contact Us

womenscenter@mec.cuny.edu
Main Office
718.270.5155
 
Administrative Coordinator
718-270-5155
 
Program Coordinator Office
718-270-4975 

QUOTES FROM OUR ANCESTRAL FOREMOTHERS & WOMEN LEADERS OF TODAY:

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.” Sojourner Truth

 “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman
"One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap."  Ida B. Wells
 “Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” Zora Neale Hurston
“We must recognize and nurture the creative parts of each other without always understanding what will be created.” Audre Lorde
 “To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself. And that’s political in its most profound way.” June Jordan
“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” Shirley Chisholm
 “If any female feels she needs anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.” bell hooks
 “Give light and people will find a way.” Ella Baker
 “I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.” Angela Davis
 “It’s time for greatness – not for greed.  It’s a time for idealism – not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words but compassionate action.” Marian Wright Edelman.