For information on SEEK and College Discovery resources for youth in care, please email Shirley de Peña.
For information on CUNY Start and ASAP resources for youth in care who are applying to CUNY, please email Lutful Khan.
For general information about the CUNY Foster Care Collaborative, please email Phil Gordon.
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.
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.
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.