Welcome to the School of Professional Community & Development

About the School of Professional & Development

The Mission of the School of Professional and Community Development (SPCD) is to support life-long learning and provide caring environments to enrich the academic, cultural, social and professional development of youth and adults. The SPCD provides opportunities for community residents to: improve the skills needed for new career opportunities; enhance the skills that lead to promotional opportunities; improve basic skills in preparation for higher education; and to explore cultural and artistic workshops that enhance personal development.

Message from the Dean

On behalf of Medgar Evers College, I welcome you to the School of Professional and Community Development. Our School has four pillars: Academy for Youth, Academy for Career Pathways, Adult and Continuing Education and Research & Advocacy Centers. Our programs offer you a broad spectrum of learning experiences that pertain to your interests. I encourage you to explore our programs and certificates that can fuel the changes you most want to make in your career, your future, and your life.

Sincerely, Dean Evelyn Castro

Dr. Evelyn Castro

Our Departments

Adult & Continuing Education

On behalf of Medgar Evers College, School of Professional and Community Development, we want to welcome you to the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program…a journey to the next great step in your life. We are expanding our programs to make your professional development experience an enriching endeavor.

Our courses will offer you a broad spectrum of educational and career acceleration learning experiences and we hope that you can join us. We encourage you to explore our programs and certificates that can fuel the changes you most want to make in your career, your future, and your life.

Academy for Career Pathways Initiative

The mission of the Academy for Career Pathways Initiative is to provide comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective career services to individuals, community based organizations and businesses.

The Academy for Career Pathway Initiative works closely with the business community and community-based organizations to ensure that all their workforce development needs are met. Services (offered both on-site and off-site) are customized to satisfactorily meet clients' needs.

Academy for Youth

The Academy for Youth administers four school-based Beacon Community Centers (BCC): Crown Heights Beacon at PS 138, the Flatbush Beacon at Parkside Prep Academy, the Oasis Beacon at IS 323, and the Progressive Youth Empowerment Beacon (PYE) at PS 181 serving Grades 1-12. Activities include homework help, academic enrichment, conflict mediation/resolution, community service, project based clubs, recreation, and cultural activities. The BCCs also offer free high school equivalency General Educational Development (GED) classes for community residents. In addition students receive vocational and college counseling, financial aid counseling, and scholarship information.

"Supporting life-long learning and providing caring environments to enrich the academic, social and professional development of youth and adults."

Contact Us

Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
718.270.4900

Our Mission

The SPCD provides opportunities for community residents to: improve the skills needed for new career opportunities; enhance the skills that lead to promotional opportunities; improve basic skills in preparation for higher education; and to explore cultural and artistic workshops that enhance personal development.