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The Office of Undergraduate Studies participates in the CUNY/ NYC Department of Education College Readiness and Success Initiative, Graduate NYC!, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This initiative brings together the resources of the Mayor’s Office, the NYC Department of Education, the City University of New York, several city agencies, and an extensive group of local community-based organizations, with the goal of doubling the number of CUNY graduates by 2020. To accomplish this ambitious goal, Graduate NYC! has developed seven project based teams that focus on student skills proficiency, advisement, and planning along the postsecondary continuum, and operational improvements. This effort is the result of a shared belief that improving high school and college outcomes for all students is imperative to the city’s long term health and economic stability.