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.

Bridge to Education, Training and Advancement
The Bridge to Education, Training and Advancement (BETA) Academy is an innovative educational and workforce development partnership between Medgar Evers College and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). It was established to help out-of-school youth between the ages of 16-24 prepare for the workforce by providing occupational skills training in Graphic Design and MS Applications, academic support in preparation for the High School Equivalency exam, job placement assistance and personal counseling. Students also receive assistance with completing college admissions and financial aid applications and preparation for the CUNY Skills exam. Students are also provided with the opportunity to participate in paid internships. All services are provided to students at no cost.


Bridge to Education, Training and Advancement (BETA)
Ms. Julanne Reid
1534 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 804-8841




College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment
The College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment Program is designed to assist anyone who is a current or former Medgar Evers student or applicant; those that are receiving and/or applying for public assistance cash benefits (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Safety Net, Single Assistance); receiving Food Stamps; and is pursuing a vocationally oriented degree.


College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE)
Ms. Kimberly Banks
1534 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 804-8876




Welfare to Careers
The mission of the Welfare to Careers Project is to influence public welfare policy by demonstrating, through a replicable model, that a career-focused Bachelor’s degree with comprehensive support services will enable low-income, underserved people to achieve economic self-sufficiency. In response to the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, the Education and Work Consortium developed the Welfare to Careers Project. The Consortium is a unique collaboration between two private institutions (Metropolitan College of New York and Pace University) and one public institution (Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York). The WTCP is a nationally replicable program that links college education to work experience and career training, with the ultimate aim of permanently lifting the working poor out of poverty. The WTCP enrolled its first cohort of students in 2002 at Medgar Evers College and Metropolitan College of New York.

The WTCP provides the following to low-income working parents:

-Remediation and tutorial services 

-Free tuition

-Initial and ongoing assessment, case management and counseling services

-Career counseling and job placement

-Two-year career follow-up on graduates


Welfare to Careers Project
Ms. Lakesa Powell
1534 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 804-8874