CUNY EDGE

CUNY EDGE formerly known as the COPE program, provides students with a range of services, benefits, and supports so that they succeed in college and in their careers.  CUNY EDGE is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the University.

WHO WE ARE

CUNY EDGE formerly known as the COPE program, provides students with a range of services, benefits, and supports so that they succeed in college and in their careers.  CUNY EDGE is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the University.

Vision- We envision a world in which all people have access to the educational opportunities and support they need to realize academic success, a sustainable career, and a brighter future.

Mission – Our mission is to help CUNY students who are receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment.

ADVISEMENT SERVICES

WHAT CUNY EDGE OFFERS?

  • Advisement on your classes and career
  • Seminars on ways to succeed in college and work
  • MetroCard’s
  • Summer/Intersession tuition to stay on track
  • Connection to internships and job resources.
TUTORING SERVICES

A conductive atmosphere for success is something we believe we provide for our students from the time they enroll in the college up to the time they walk across the stage.  We trust that the best mentoring happens when students have the full focus of an exceedingly qualified and experienced guide close by and exemplified by the staff of CUNY EDGE. Our outstanding tutors are experienced Instructors, as well as, specialists in their field; and are enthusiastic about educating others. We will consistently provide our students with tutors that are qualified and experienced in the subject matter that our students require. With this guiding principle in mind we are currently providing tutoring in Math, Reading and Writing.

HRA WORK STUDY SERVICES

The HRA determines eligibility available work opportunities for CUNY EDGE each student is assigned.

Student Eligibility

  • HRA determines eligibility and the number of hours assigned.

Work Study Site Placement

  • CUNY EDGE staff identify available work opportunities on campus.
  • We screen and match students to appropriate sites, taking inti consideration their majors, interests, and experience.
  • Students gain invaluable professional experience and build their resumes.
  • Students are able to work up to 19 hours per week.
CAREER READINESS SERVICES

CUNY EDGE provides structured, effective programming to help students complete their degree. We connect students to work opportunities while in school and provide career development services for job placement after graduation. Advisors and other staff members lead a personal and professional development seminar series each semester to assist students with goal-setting, career development, and self-advocacy. The crux of CUNY EDGE’s work is ongoing, individualized academic, personal, and career planning support.Services Provided:

  • Professional Seminars
  • Clothing Referrals
  • Resume and cover Letter Workshops
  • Office Etiquette
  • Career and Academic Counseling
STUDENT INFORMATION

We provide services for all incoming freshmen and continuing students who are receiving public assistance.  When students come in to fill out their school letters they must provide certain documents in order to have their school letters completed correctly.

 Documents Needed

  • Class Schedule- The schedule must reflect all enrolled classes.
  • Financial Aid Summary- Financial Aid breakdown


    (ALL DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND ON CUNY FIRST)

CUNYEDGE STAFF

Kimberly M. Banks
Director
Kimberly@mec.cuuny.edu
718-804-8876

 

Althea Smith
Advisor
althea@mec.cuny.edu
718-804-8894

 

Sabrie Blackmond
HRA Work Study Coordinator
sblackmond@mec.cuny.edu
718-270-6163

 

Bernice Swinton
Career & Work Readiness Advisor
bswinton@mec.cuny.edu
718-804-8894

 

Imani Fulton
Attendance Monitor/ Program Assistant
ifulton@mec.cuny.edu
718-270-6193