Monday, April 23, 2012: 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom-Salon 5 (Orlando World Center Marriott)
Program Description: The City University of New York (CUNY) colleges have perhaps the most diverse campuses in the country: students can trace their ancestries to 205 countries. Graduation rates in the CUNY system have been too low, largely because its students are too poor to support themselves while going to school. In response, CUNY’s community colleges have partnered with Single Stop USA (SSUSA) to implement an economic empowerment model to improve the graduation rates of CUNY students, particularly those from minority backgrounds, largely, but not solely, by connecting low-income students with the public benefits for which many are eligible.
Key Contact and Panelist:
Nate Falkner, VP of Strategy & Technology, Single Stop USA, NY
Eduardo Marti, Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, City University of New York, NY
Regina Peruggi, President, Kingsborough Community College, NY
Deborah Harte, Single Stop Coordinator, CUNY-Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY