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CCNY's new community partner Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub in action.

CCNY partners with Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub

The City College of New York began an official partnership in April 2020 with Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub (LRYOH), a community-based initiative in Central and West Harlem funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Initiative in a collaborative effort with Community Connections for Youth. The new CCNY-LRYOH partnership encompasses a variety of community engagement and community strengthening initiatives. Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub launched in July 2017 under the leadership of its Founder and Executive Director, Reverend Maurice Winley. The LRYOH
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CCNY is a social mobility engine

Brookings study affirms CCNY as economic mobility engine

A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks The City College of New York third among four-year schools with the greatest success in lifting low-income students into the middle class. Five other CUNY senior colleges are ranked in the top 10. The report is the latest confirmation of research over the past three years establishing City College and CUNY as the nation’s leading engines of social and economic mobility. Established in 1847 as the first tuition-free college in the United States, CCNY is the founding institution of CUNY. CCNY has been ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity
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TAFFNY 2020

CCNY’s TAFFNY announces winners of record-breaking Americas film fest

Thousands tuned in for the 7th annual The Americas Film Festival New York as it took the stories of the Americas online in its first ever virtual festival. In addition to digital screenings of major feature films and documentaries, TAFFNY’s Virtual Cinema presented 28 short films, selected from over 200 submissions from independent filmmakers and top film schools on the continent to compete in its Americas Film Festival Short Films Competition. Following, with citations, are the winning entries in the 2020 edition of TAFFNY, a cultural initiative of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at
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Centenarian Benjamin B. Ferencz of CCNY's Class of 1940

Benjamin Ferencz, Joe Biden & Chuck Schumer salute CCNY’s Class of 2020

In a historic Virtual Salute, the first in its 173-year legacy, City College of New York’s Class of 2020 was charged by the institution’s oldest known living alumnus, centenarian Benjamin B. Ferencz, former U.S. vice president Joe Biden and other speakers to help shape a post-COVID-19 world. A distinguished 1940 alumnus and the last surviving prosecutor from the post-WWII Nuremberg trials, Mr. Ferencz passed the baton, after a life-long activism for human rights and the rule of law, to City College’s newest graduates following in his footsteps 80 years later. “How do you get people to accept
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CWE’s Sandra Serrano is a Women’s Forum fellowship winner

CWE’s Sandra Serrano earns $10k Women’s Forum fellowship

Sandra Serrano is the latest undergraduate from The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE) awarded a $10,000 Women’s Forum Education Fund fellowship. The awards are given to high-potential women, age 35 and over, whose education and lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity. They recognize extraordinary and often heroic efforts in overcoming adversity in restructuring lives for success. A senior pursuing a BA degree with a concentration in urban studies and public administration, Serrano is the third CWE student in a row
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Deputy Dean Renata Kobetts Miller is principal investigator of NEH CARES project

Humanities division earns NEH CARES Act grant

The City College of New York Division of Humanities and the Arts (H&A) has received a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES Act Grant. This grant supports a cohort of 25 adjunct faculty whose jobs might otherwise have been jeopardized by anticipated state funding cuts; creates an instructional technologist job for one recent Ph.D. in humanities; and improves the teaching of humanities courses. The instructional technologist will provide the adjuncts with training and support in the pedagogical use of Digital Humanities tools and platforms that will engage students more
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Benjamin Ferencz, Class of 1940, CCNY's 2020 Virtual Salute Speaker

Class of 1940’s Benjamin Ferencz, aged 100, is CCNY’s “Virtual Salute” speaker & honoree, June 30

Centenarian Benjamin B. Ferencz, a distinguished 1940 alumnus and the last surviving prosecutor from the post-WWII Nuremberg trials, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s first ever “Virtual Salute” on June 30, in celebration of its Class of 2020. Mr. Ferencz, who turned 100 on March 11, will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Laws from his alma mater. He’s believed to be the oldest honorary degree recipient from City College. The institution was founded in 1847. Other speakers during CCNY’s 50-minute virtual salute, include: Joe Biden, former U.S. vice president and
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7th TAFFNY Festival

City College’s seventh annual TAFFNY becomes Virtual Cinema

Undaunted by the COVID-19 pandemic, The City College of New York’s seventh annual production of The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY) presents its entire program online and free of charge to audiences in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. TAFFNY’s Virtual Cinema opens on June 25 with the New York premiere of the award-winning “A Thief’s Daughter,” the debut film of Belén Funes. It is the story of feisty, single mother Sara who, at 22-years-old, just wants to lead a normal life with her younger brother. Virtual Cinema closes on Sunday, June 28 with “Sisters Rising,” James Brad Heck
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Barbara Evans, associate executive director,OIAC

CCNY adds veteran fundraiser Barbara Evans to advancement team

The City College of New York has named Barbara Evans as the associate executive director of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications. As a member of the OIAC's senior management team, Evans will play a key role in the development and management of the College’s fundraising strategy, which is vital to its long-term financial sustainability. Reporting to Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications Dee Dee Mozeleski, who is also the executive director of The Foundation for City College Inc., Evans is responsible for a portfolio that includes alumni relations
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CCNY Campus

CCNY’s “Summer at City” program offers alluring courses

Interested in learning South African and Mexican printmaking in the comfort of your home this summer? Or studying how plagues have influenced humankind through the ages? Then sign up for The City College of New York’s first distance-learning based “Summer at City” program designed to preserve the summer school tradition at CCNY in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program features three sessions, the first of which is underway. Highlights of Session 2 -- from July 6 to July 30 – include the art class “South Africa and Mexican Printmaking,” and science offerings such as “Methods of
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