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Office of Student Engagement

Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement, part of the Division of Academic Momentun and Student Success, houses a group of programs that promotes college access, student success and career development. Our group manages an number of major initiatives and several smaller programs that serve students from the 6th grade through college graduation. The programs fall under one of three categories: Pre-College Programs, Transition and Success, and Leadership Initiatives.

pre college students

CUNY Explorers

Under the Mayor’s Equity and Excellence agenda and College Access for All Initiative, the NYC DOE and CUNY are partnering to implement CUNY EXPLORERS to ensure that every middle-school student is exposed to a college-going culture and has the opportunity to visit a college campus at least once in grades six through eight to promote high school, college and life success.

Early College Program

City College Academy of the Arts (CCAA) is a 6th-12th grade, early college school. With the City College of New York (CCNY) and the Early College Initiative as its primary partners, CCAA students graduate high school with up to 60 college credits.

College Now

Through College Now at City College high school students can earn up to 12 college credits at no cost, obtain college experience, explore different careers and degrees, improve their academic achievement while still in High School, and ease their transition into college.​


student up at the front desk



CUNY EDGE is an initiative implemented by CUNY and the Human Resources Administration that provides support and resources to students who are Public Assistance recipients and are pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Urban Mentoring and Achievement Network

UMAAN offers mentoring, tutoring, academic skills workshops, socio-emotional presentations, and information regarding scholarships, career opportunities, and the college’s resources and extra-curricular activities to assist students with academic challenges, building self-esteem and confidence, and developing the ability to successfully navigate the complex currents of college life.

Academic Planning Day

Academic Planning Day is City College's Academic Orientation Day.  This program introduces new Freshmen and Transfer Students to the academic side of City College.  Students learn about academic policies, degree requirements and are introduced to the on-line systems that they will use to navigate thier new college.  Students will also meet their academic advising offices and begin the process of advisiment and enrollment.  Students are invited to this program once they commit to attend City College.


leadership initiative student cohort


CUNY Service Corps

Building on CUNY’s history of service to New York City, the CUNY Service Corps creates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at the University to work on projects that improve the city’s short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability. The program’s innovative model, with goals of promoting civic responsibility among CUNY students while also preparing them for career success, enhances students’ service experiences with a robust pre-service training and monthly support programs.​

CUNY Service Corps Update:

**Only students from HOSTOS, JJC, LGCC, NYC TECH, QUEENS will be able to participate in the CUNY Service Corps Program. If you are a student who does not go to one of the 5 host colleges (HOSTOS, JJC, LGCC,  NYC TECH, QUEENS), you can only apply to be part of the CUNY Cultural Corps.  All CUNY Students from all colleges are eligible to participate in the CUNY Cultural Corps. 

For more information, please visit the CUNY Service Corps website at 


Open to CCNY students! CUNY Summer Corps will select 1,000 eligible students to participate in a 6 week summer internship in private and public organizations in New York City.

  • Internships start July 8, 2019
  • 25 hours per week for 6 weeks
  • $15/hour
  • Meaningful work experience in private and public sectors in NYC

Eligibility criteria:

  • Ages 18-24
  • NYC Resident
  • CUNY student

Sign up at the link below to receive more information:








Dominic Stellini
Executive Director
p: 212.650.6968
f:  212.650.6307

Marshak Hall

Room 053
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031