CUNY LEADS Program

CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services) is a program established to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs. Services include academic advisement, career counseling, resume preparation, interview preparation, internship assistance, and advocacy skills  This exciting program is free of charge for eligible candidates and available on all CUNY campuses.  Each campus has a LEADS counselor that collaborates with campus departments, agencies, and businesses to provide career guidance and support to students.

Students interested in participating in the CUNY LEADS Program do not need to register with The Accessability Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS), but will need to provide documentation of a disability to the LEADS Advisor.  Please note that all information shared with LEADS Advisor is kept private and confidential. The LEADS Advisor is a fully integrated staff member of the AAC/SDS, and thus also performs accessibility intakes and assesses and determines academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services.  The LEADS Advisor works collaboratively with NYSED ACCES-VR*, Veteran Affairs, CWE, and Career and Professional Development Institute.   

Beginning September 10, 2019 until December 12, 2019, the CUNY LEADS Advisor will host the following activities:

CUNY LEADS JOB CLUB
Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Open to seniors, recent graduates, and alumni seeking employment
*No JOB CLUB on 10/29/19 & 11/2/19

WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
9/25/19, 10/13/19, 11/20/19, 12/11/19
1:00pm-2:30pm
Each session will feature a specific topic

DROP-IN HOURS
For general questions regarding CUNY LEADS
Thursdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm
No drop-in on 9/19/19, 10/24/19, 11/28/19

Vocational Resources:
Lime Connect
JAN (Job Accommodation Network)
US EEOC
Viscardi Center 
Think Beyond the Label
Career Eco-Virtual career fair
Americans with Disabilities Technical Assistance Program
The Americans with Disabliities Act Document Center 
NYS ACCES-VR
New York State Commission for the Blind


*NYS ACCES-VR Vouchers 
For students who receive NYS ACCES-VR vouchers for notetaking, interpreting, tutoring services, please contact Ms. Caitlin McGuire, Access and Policy Coordinator, via email: cmcguire2@ccny.cuny.edu , or telephone: (212) 650-7372, to process these vouchers.  For vouchers related to tuition, they are forwarded to Bursar's Office. For vouchers related to books, they are forwarded to Akademos.