Fall 2016 - Letter to SoE Community

Dear SOE Community,

City College remains committed to the values of justice, fairness, and  equality for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, or citizenship.  As City College's Interim President Boudreau wrote, "[o]ver the past months, we have watched the parameters of what is acceptable in our political and social life, and in the speech acts associated with that life, shift radically away from established norms of racial justice, gender fairness and basic equality before the law."  In light of this, the faculty and staff of the School of Education will redouble their efforts to work together to sustain and extend our community of inclusiveness where our diversity thrives in a safe and respectful environment.  Toward that end, we are sharing with you some resources, both on and off campus, that you may find helpful.  We are also including  some resources for your work in schools and with your students.

Gretchen Johnson, Interim Dean
Edwin Lamboy, Interim Associate Dean
Stacia Pusey, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Services
Faculty and Staff of the School of Education

Counseling Center provides high quality counseling services through short-term, student-centered and culturally informed psychological services.  The Center also links students to more intensive and longer term services when needed.   Located in the Marshak Building Room J-15.

Health and Wellness Services aprovides immediate, useful and accessible support for students in crisis and sponsors programs and events that support healthy living. This includes Student Health Services, which offers limited clinical services provided by a full-time Registered Nurse, free and confidential to all currently enrolled CCNY students.

CCNY Division of Student Affairs:  In addition to the Counseling Center and Health and Wellness Services mentioned above, the Division of Student Affairs also includes the AccessAbility Center (Disability Services),  Gender Resources and Emergency Loans and Grants.​  The Division of Student Affairs also has information about on-campus gym facilities.

Office of International Students and Scholar Services provides services and advocacy for the international students and scholars who are not permanent residents of the United States. Additionally, it provides pre-semester orientation programs and semester long workshops that assist with adapting to life in the United States while pursuing their education. Professional counseling assistance is available for students with immigration concerns, or academic and personal difficulties.  oisss@ccny.cuny.edu or (212) 650-8106/8107

School of Education Office of Student Services is the central service center of the School of Education dedicated to providing support to both graduate and undergraduate candidates.​ Located in North Academic Center, Room 3/223A.

CCNY Dream Team is  student club on campus that is made up of undocumented students and allies.  The club meets every Thursday during club hours from 12:30 to 1:30 in North Academic Center, Room 3/224.  Facebook & Twitter:  CCNY Dream Team.  Email: ccnydreamteam@gmail.com

CUNY Citizenship Now provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to US citizenship.  Attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants' eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.  www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/

Make the Road NY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

NYS Youth Leadership Council is an undocumented youth-led organization that works to organize and empower their communities. 

Immigrants Matter @ CUNY: To address the concerns of CUNY's immigrant students raised by the recent election, there was a Facebook Live Session to answer legal, financial, and immigration status questions. Senior CUNY attorneys and staff participated in this session. The session was recorded and can be viewed.

Teaching Resources

Lesson plans and resources from Teaching Tolerance, including Teaching the Election activities.  Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and serves as a clearinghouse of information about anti-bias programs and activities being implemented in schools across the country.   

The Learning Network of The New York Times, including Resources for Teaching Election 2016

'Educating for Equity,' by Ali Michael, 'What to Tell Children'  (includes additional resources)