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CEWD Summer Information Sessions


CEWD is not taking a vacation this summer! We will be holding information sessions for our 3 workforce training programs:

At Project Riseinformation sessions are being held every Tuesday from now through August.

Kingsborough’s CUNY CareerPATH is holding information sessions for our Food and Beverage program. They will be held every Monday and Wednesday from mid-July through the beginning of September.

The Northeast Resiliency Consortium will be holding information sessions for both our Community Health Worker and Culinary Arts training programs every Monday and Wednesday from mid-July through the beginning of September.

If you’re interested in any of these programs, contact us today! Click on the “information session” links above to fill out a quick survey specific to each program. A knowledgeable representative will contact you to determine your eligibility and sign you up for an information session.

Get your future started today!

CUNY is Happy!

Celebrate a HAPPY Friday with CUNY:

The City University of New York (CUNY) represents diversity, culture, education, freedom, and hope for many students in NYC. Most importantly the purpose of this video is to empower and promote student rights for all.

**Disclaimer: Audio inspired by Pharrell William’s “Happy”. We do not own any copyrights to this song.

KCC Urban Farm at Kingsborough

KCC Urban Farm is engaged with so many different parts of the Kingsborough community. We provide soil samples used by students and instructors in Physical Science labs, supplement work in Community Health and other classes, offer cooking demonstrations throughout campus, provide produce used in the Culinary Arts kitchens and deliver produce that is donated to students through KCC’s Single Stop, just to name a few. Take a look at some of our hard work in action:

Cooking Demonstrations KCC Reads

Cooking demonstrations at KCC’s Single Stop and other events on campus.

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Cohort 4 Finishing Ceremony


Project Rise, Cohort 4 Finishing Ceremony. Brooklyn, NY

What does it mean to finish?

The Project Rise Finishing Ceremony marks the end of a yearlong commitment to change. Each participant who is here today began last February with the aim of making changes in their lives. Every person sitting here kept their goals in sight and finished what they started.

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CUNY CareerPATH in the News

Yesterday we highlighted a piece from Tom Hilliard at the Center for Urban Future about the need for Mayor de Blasio to focus on supporting CUNY community colleges. The report detailed interventions that CUNY community colleges have created to help students get accepted, stay in and get jobs through early college experiences. CUNY CareerPATH was highlighted as a successful workforce training program, and one that should be enhanced with greater support and collaboration throughout the city:

“Not only does Career Path deserve to be scaled up, it also would benefit from deeper coordination with city workforce, education and youth development agencies, which the de Blasio administration could expedite.”

While this article focuses on the future of CUNY initiatives, CUNY CareerPATH’s programs are still active and offering support to New York City residents who want to receive training for a better job or a place in higher education. Read more about CUNY CareerPATH here. Information sessions are continually being offered for many of our programs. If you think this program is right for you, fill out this quick survey and a CareerPATH representative will call you back to discuss eligibility and next steps.

DeBlasio Urged to Strengthen NYC’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Tom Hiliard, Center for an Urban Future (CUF), released a commentary urging Mayor DeBlasio to strengthen NYC’s community colleges. Serving more than 91,000 students, the city’s community colleges serve an important economic role by boosting average earnings for graduates. Community college students are often recent immigrants, and nearly 50% live in households with annual incomes below $20,000. Kingsborough is among CUNY’s six community colleges and takes it role as an economic – and equity – engine very seriously. The new Mayor has placed pre-K at the center of his agenda. We hope he prioritizes community colleges, too. Stengthening NYC’s Community Colleges

New Year, New GED at Project Rise

Are you interested in getting your GED/TASC? Project Rise can help!

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If you are interested and want to know more, fill out this quick survey, and a Project Rise staff member will get in contact with you. Recruitment for our next cohort is happening right now, so don’t hesitate. Your bright future is right around the corner!

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

We continually try to give our current participants, students, alumni, family and friends any information to help them meet their educational and professional goals. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship  program which “honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.” has a deadline that is fast approaching. To be eligible you must:

• Be a current student at an accredited US community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
• Have a cumulative unweighted college GPA 3.5 or above
• Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in the coming fall
• Demonstrate unmet financial need

If you meet these requirements, visit their online application page for more information. Applications are due Thursday, November 7th. This program is run through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, so contact them with questions about this scholarship opportunity.

If you aren’t yet enrolled at Kingsborough, or another community college, the Center for Economic and Workforce Development has programs to help start your higher educational journey. If you need to get your GED and would like to develop important work readiness skills, Project Rise can help. If you already have your GED or high school diploma, CUNY CareerPATH can help with career advancement and transitioning into college. Both programs provide the ability to earn college credits while you train. Contact us with any questions about these or other opportunities.