CUNY COPE Office
555 West 57th Street, 10th and 13th Floor
New York, New York, 10019
CARE WEP allows full-time Family Assistance students to meet their workfare obligation in special WEP assignments that do not interfere with college attendance. CARE WEP is a collaboration with the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI). On-campus, WEP is available at Bronx Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College and College of Staten Island. Students at other colleges may be assigned to a non-profit agency near their home or campus.
For more information, contact the JCCGCI at 718-449-5000 or the COPE office at your campus.
The College Initiative’s mission is: to connect men and women in New York City who have been incarcerated or have had involvement with the criminal justice system with opportunities for higher education; to provide a range of academic and support services that promote successful enrollment in college and completion of degrees; to serve as a guiding force for students to realize their full potential as gainfully employed individuals, family members, informed citizens and community leaders.
The College Initiative services include:
The College Initiative’s Student Services are located at the Fortune Society’s headquarters in Long Island City. The initiative also has an office at LaGuardia Community College. For more information, call 212 691 7554 or visit www.collegeinitiative.org.
COPE students who need information about their welfare rights or assistance with other empowerment issues can contact the Welfare Rights Initiative, developed at the Hunter College Center for the Study of Family Policy to address the absent voice of welfare claimants, negative stereotypes and the need for socially constructive reform.
WRI can assist students with educational, legal, and social services and advocacy programs, as well as provide students the opportunity to participate in leadership development activities. Other services include: on-line and in-person resource centers that provide fair hearing pro se packets; current information; and links to other organizations.
Students can call WRI at 212-650-3592 or visit the website at www.wri-ny.org