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The Transition Academy has been established at Medgar Evers College to support students experiencing homelessness or issues of housing and food insecurity.

Call or visit the Transition Academy.

We can provide assistance to help students navigate through the complex process of the homeless system and work on streamlining finding adequate housing.
Our Services Include:

  • Food Pantry
  • Food Vouchers
  • Navigating the shelter system
  • Transportation to school
  • Referrals to agencies that help with housing and eviction prevention
  • Advocacy and Referrals for students dealing with Domestic Violence
  • Counseling referrals
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Applications
  • Available clothing items and personal hygiene toiletries
  • Job Placement

Transition Academy
Student Life Manager
Dr. Waleek Boone
wboone@mec.cuny.edu
718-804-8269
347-563-3928
1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11225

Dr. Waleek Boone conversation with MEC-TV on the Transition Academy

Living in New York – Housing Vouchers and Source of Income Discrimination

FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK

McKenley Dieudonne (not pictured) is fighting to ensure that no one at Medgar Evers College, CUNY ever has to go hungry READ MORE

PIX 11 NEW YORK FOOD INSECURITY

The statistics are stark. One in 8 New Yorkers are unable to afford an adequate amount of food. READ MORE

ENDING STUDENT HUNGER

College campus food pantries have short hours of operation, lack physical space, and regularly run out of food. READ MORE

COVID-19 AND FOOD INSECURITY

Food insecurity is not something new for many families in New York City but it is getting worse because of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Cougar Country Food Pantry

The Cougar Country Food Pantry at Medgar Evers College offers nutritionally balanced, nonperishable food items to students who are enrolled at the College, and experiencing or facing food insecurity.

MEC students who visit the pantry must be enrolled during Spring Semester 2022, and present their student ID card/government-issued ID and course schedule to access the pantry. For more information about how to obtain a pantry pack, students can send an email to: transitionacademy@mec.cuny.edu.

Pantry Hours
Mondays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Medgar Evers College Transition Academy
1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn NY 11225
Phone: 718-270-6988 Email: transitionacademy@mec.cuny.edu

Testimonials