NYC Men Teach

Hamilton Heights Gate

NYC Men Teach

is a cross-agency enterprise with the Young Men’s Initiative, NYC Department of Education, City University of New York, Center for Economic Opportunity and Teach for America that is committed to improving educational, employment, and justice outcomes for young Black, Latino and Asian men committed to educating today’s diverse student population; supporting each other’s professional and leadership development; and empowering the communities they serve.


  • Currently enrolled CUNY student
  • Enrolled or intention to enroll in teacher education program
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 credits
  • Graduate applicants must be enrolled in a graduate teacher education program
  • Pursuing or intent to pursue first, initial certification
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in urban communities
  • Future commitment to working/teaching in high need-needs urban school district

Benefits of participation

  • ​​Advisement on requirements for NYS Teacher Certification (e.g. exams, workshops, etc.) 
  • Book store vouchers for fall and spring semesters
  • Financial assistance for NYSTCE (e.g. CST, and EAS) 
  • Information on financial aid, academic supports and other eligible services 
  • Monthly metro cards for fall and spring semesters 

Enrolled CUNY students who do not meet the full criteria should still apply, and may be accepted as a “pipeline” student with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Apply and see eligibility.


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North Academic Center
Room 3/207 D
160 Convent Avenue,
New York, NY 10031

p: (212) 650-6273

Walter Greigg
Program Director

North Academic Center
Room 3/207 B
160 Convent Avenue,
New York, NY 10031

p: (212) 650-6785
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Last Updated: 08/01/2023 10:39