Medgar Evers College’s Transition Academy, and its effort to help students who struggle with food insecurity, was featured on November 18, 2019 on PIX11 News at 10. PIX11 visited several food pantries, including the Cougar Country Food Pantry, for a story on food insecurity in New York City. The news crew interviewed interim dean of Student Affairs Dr. Alexis McLean, student life specialist Waleek Boone, and student Chivell Mendoza. You can view the story here.
The Transition Academy provides housing or food insecure students with emergency food vouchers, access to an on campus food pantry, clothing, MetroCards, and help finding shelter in Brooklyn. The Transition Academy is located in room 307 in the Carroll Street Building. For more information, call 718-804-8269 or email TransitionAcademy@mec.cuny.edu.