Message from the Vice Chancellor
The City University of New York (CUNY) and the Central Office of Student Affairs (COSA) are committed to providing all of our students with the resources, services, and support they need to succeed in college.
For CUNY students currently in foster care or who have a history in the foster care system, Read More
Preparation for college starts long before you arrive on campus. That’s why the CUNY Foster Care Collaborative is here to connect you to the resources you need to start your college career the right way. We’re proud to provide a number of programs that can help you prepare for the academic, social, and financial pressures of college while you’re still in high school.
Are you struggling to pay for college? To find a community that cares about the same things you do? Looking for someone who will listen to your problems without judgment?
The organizations of the CUNY Foster Care Collaborative can help you pay for school, talk through personal challenges, and connect you with communities of students with similar experiences. We provide these resources with one goal in mind: helping YOU graduate from college..
CUNY Foster Care Support Programs and Initiatives (August 31, 2016)
Supporting the success of our students in foster care or with history in foster care is a top priority for CUNY. Currently there are several initiatives that provide supportive pipelines into and through CUNY degree programs. These include:
- The SEEK/College Discovery Youth Matter program
- The CUNY/ACS Fostering College Success Initiative
- The CUNY Start/ASAP Foster Care Initiative
- Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Comprehensive Assistance and Retention Empowerment Services (CARES)
- The First Star College of Staten Island (CSI) Academy
Operated as a partnership between New Yorkers for Children, the Administration for Children’s Services, and CUNY, the Guardian Scholars program (GS) provides youth in foster care with stipends, one-on-one advisement, and coordinated access to campus and community resources while they’re in college.