• 11 Sep 2017 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    On September 5th, the Trump Administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY) Inc. fully supports the rights of DACA recipients and urges our elected officials on both the federal and state level to act now to protect them.

     

    As a non-profit member based consortium composed of over 500 members representing secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, and community based education support programs from all five boroughs of New York City and beyond; it is imperative and incumbent upon CACNY to voice its support and call for collective action from all who desire to protect and address the needs of secondary and postsecondary students affected by this decision.

     

    According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, an estimated 42,000 NY residents are recipients of DACA benefits, representing an estimated $2.5 billion in GDP that could potentially be lost due to the pending rescission of DACA.  In solidarity with the New York State Association of College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), our state (SUNY) and our city (CUNY) university systems, CACNY calls upon our New York State legislators to pass the New York State DREAM Act, or similar legislation that would resolve the ambiguous status of some of our most vulnerable students.  Initial legislation for a NY DREAM Act was introduced in 2011; currently this legislation has still not been passed.  In these uncertain times, we cannot wait any longer - our young people need this legislation now.

     

    On July 20, 2017, Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for eligible immigrant youth.  On July 26, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a version in the House of Representatives.  The legislation would also provide certain undocumented students the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents, allowing these individuals to work and study in the United States.  The DREAM Act would also allow states to grant in-state tuition to DREAMers — making a college degree more affordable for thousands of students.

     

    CACNY calls upon the US Congress to pass the Federal DREAM Act; send a letter to your representative by visiting NACAC’s Legislative Center or using the URL: https://t.co/YMALDyfh1h

     

    CACNY urges its members to share the information linked with their DACA students for CUNY campus based and citywide immigration assistance centers. http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/services/daca/

     

    In Solidarity,

    CACNY Board of Directors


    Candice Clawson

    Camille Hall

    Malika Harris

    Ralph Johnson

    Dawan Julien

    Emmanuel Moses

    Tania Ortiz-Ashby

    Shameek Robinson

    Jessica Sasko

    Marilyn Sommer

    Daniel Tejada                   

    Latiqua Washington


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    CACNY - Membership. Access. Success.


  • 03 Sep 2017 7:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a 100 percent volunteer and member driven organization that is also a 501 c(3) certified non-profit corporation, CACNY's elected leadership works to advance the mission of the organization and strengthen the reach and impact of its membership.  With the election of new members to the Board of Directors, CACNY continues a proud and important tradition of being the voice and vehicle for membership engagement and empowerment toward college access and success for all.

     

    Congratulations to the following newly elected members of the CACNY Inc. Board of Directors:

     

    Emmanuel Moses: CACNY Treasurer – Manny, who is currently Senior Manager of College Guidance at The Opportunity Network, will maintain and account for the organization’s funds and financial operations as Treasurer.  Manny will also serve as liaison to the Scholarship Committee. Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Manny by using the following email address: treasurer@cacnyinc.org

     

    Dawan Julien: CACNY Vice Chair of Development – Dawan, who is currently Managing Director for Out of School Time at East Harlem Tutorial Program, will work on growing CACNY's funding ability and capacity through foundation, grant, and collaborative partnership opportunities as CACNY’s first Vice Chair of Development. Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Dawan at the following email address: development@cacnyinc.org

     

    Jessica Sasko: CACNY Secretary – Jessica, who is currently Director of College Supports at NYC Outward Bound Schools, will continue to maintain and improve the documentation of internal and external meetings in addition to working to establish an archive of CACNY’s historical accomplishments, procedures and events as Secretary. Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Jessica by using the following email address: secretary@cacnyinc.org

     

    Latiqua Washington: CACNY Vice Chair of Special Events – Latiqua, who is currently Coordinator for Success Programs at New Settlement Apartments College Access Center, will continue innovating CACNY's signature special events while adding a new dynamic of member support and engagement as Vice Chair of Special Events.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Latiqua by using the following email address: events@cacnyinc.org

     

    These new Directors join the following recently re-elected Board of Director members:

     

    Camille Hall: CACNY Board Chair – Camille, who is currently Manager of College Readiness for the Internationals Network for Public Schools, continues to serve as CACNY Board Chair. In this role, Camille will work to elevate CACNY to new heights by representing CACNY across the city, region, and nation in addition to providing board and general body meeting leadership.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Camille by using the following email address: chair@cacnyinc.org

     

    Malika Harris: CACNY Board Vice Chair – Malika will work hand in hand with Board Chair Camille to elevate CACNY’s branding and recognition across the city while improving internal procedures, operations, and the organization By-Laws as CACNY’s first Board Vice Chair.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Malika by using the following email address: vicechair@cacnyinc.org

     

    Danny Tejada: CACNY Vice Chair of Policy and Advocacy – Danny, who is who is currently Director of College Counseling with College Bound Initiative (Young Women's Leadership Network) at Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research and Longwood Preparatory Academy, will work across a number of sectors to establish CACNY and its membership as a knowledgeable and influential constituency at the local and regional levels as Vice Chair of Policy and Advocacy. Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Danny by using the following email address: advocacy@cacnyinc.org

     

    Newly elected and re-elected Directors will join the following talented Directors:

     

    Candice Clawson: Vice Chair of Success – Candice, currently Director of Undergraduate Affairs with Prep for Prep, will continue to serve as Vice Chair of College Success. In this role Candice will be the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and CACNY’s College Success Network. She will also work with other organizations and within CACNY on issues impacting college success, persistence, and career readiness.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Candice by using the following email address: success@cacnyinc.org

     

    Ralph Johnson: Vice Chair of Meetings – Ralph, currently Senior Director for College Success at Democracy Prep Charter Schools, will continue to serve as Vice Chair of Meetings. In this role, Ralph will seek to continue innovating and elevating the content and exposure of CACNY meetings for more members. Additionally, Ralph will identify new CACNY member locations to host its growing monthly membership meetings. Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Ralph by using the following email address: meetings@cacnyinc.org  

     

    Tania Ortiz-Ashby: Vice Chair of Membership – Tania, currently Senior Program Director and Communications Associate with the Partnership for After School Education (PASE), will continue to serve as Vice Chair of Membership. In this role, Tania’s efforts will be focused on growing, retaining, and strengthening CACNY membership through continued improvement of member outreach and engagement.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Tania by using the following email address: membership@cacnyinc.org

     

    Shameek Robinson: Vice Chair of Communications – Shameek, who is currently Director, K12 Services for the College Board, will continue to increase the transparency and communication of CACNY through its listserve, website, and the use of social media and other forms of communication as Vice Chair of Communication.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Shameek by using the following email address: communications@cacny.org  

     

    Marilyn Sommer: Board member emeritus – Marilyn, currently College Access and Success Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor, with NYU Metro Center’s College Prep Academy/1199 Workforce Program, as well as an Independent Consultant/Trainer, will serve as Board member emeritus.  As Board member emeritus, Marilyn will bring a wealth of organizational experience to benefit CACNY, and its board members, as they begin their work supporting the membership, mission, and students of New York City.  

     

    Contact information for all CACNY Board of Director members is available via CACNY's website at https://collegeaccessconsortiumofny.wildapricot.org/Board-of-Directors

     

    Congratulations and welcome again to Manny, Dawan, Jessica and Latiqua as new members of CACNY's Board of Directors, who join re-elected board members Camille, Malika and Danny along with Candice, Ralph, Tania, Shameek and Marilyn in supporting the vision, mission and work of CACNY and its member organizations.

  • 01 Feb 2017 12:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings CACNY,

    The 2017 CACNY Scholarship is now LIVE. It will remain live through February 28th at midnight.

    Only paid members can nominate students for the 2017 CACNY Scholarship.

    Log into the CACNY Website and click on the three hash bars to the far right once you've logged in. You'll see links for 2017 CACNY Scholarship with instructions and next steps posted there.

    Email scholarship@cacnyinc.org with any questions regarding the 2017 CACNY Scholarship

  • 30 Jul 2015 9:28 AM | Deleted user

    As a 100 percent volunteer and member driven organization that is also a 501 c(3) certified non-profit, CACNY's elected leadership works to advance the mission of the organization and strengthen the reach and impact of its membership.  With the creation of two new board positions and the election of new members to the Board of Directors, CACNY continues a proud and important tradition of being the voice and vehicle for membership engagement and empowerment toward college and career success for all.

    Congratulations to the following newly elected members of the CACNY Inc. Board of Directors:

    Charisse Taylor: Vice Chair of Policy/Advocacy – Charisse, who currently serves as Director of NYCDOE’s Youth CareerConnect, will be the first Vice Chair of Policy/Advocacy for CACNY.  In this role, Charisse will work across a number of sectors and constituents to build CACNY’s brand and establish the network and its membership as a knowledgeable and influential constituency at the city and state level.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Charisse by using the following email address: advocacy@cacnyinc.org

     

    Daniel Tejada: Board Secretary – Danny, who currently serves as Beat the Odds Program Coordinator at the Children's Defense Fund, will seek to maintain and improve the documentation of internal and external meetings in addition to working to establish an archive of CACNY’s historical accomplishments, processes, and events as CACNY Secretary.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Danny by using the following email address: secretary@cacnyinc.org

     

    Camille Hall: Vice Chair of Meetings – Camille, who currently serves as College Connections Coordinator with the Fresh Air Fund, seeks to continue innovating and elevating the content and exposure of CACNY meetings for more members as Vice Chair of Meetings.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Camille by using the following email address: meetings@cacnyinc.org

     

    Malika Harris: Vice Chair of Special Events – Malika, who currently serves as Managing Director of High School and College Bound Initiatives with the YWCA of New York, seeks to continue with CACNY's signature special events while adding a new dynamic of member support and engagement as Vice Chair of Special Events.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Malika by using the following email address: events@cacnyinc.org


    These new Directors join the following talented Directors:

     

    Felipe Ayala: Board Chair – Felipe, who currently serves as College Coordinator for the Children’s Aid Society - Adolescent Division, previously functioned as CACNY’s Vice Chair of Communication.  As Board Chair, Felipe will continue to work to elevate CACNY to new heights with a more robust and engaging meeting and program structure for members.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Felipe by using the following email address: chair@cacnyinc.org

     

    Peter Barros: Vice Chair of Membership – Peter, who currently serves as Deputy Director, School Choice and College Success for the East Harlem Tutorial Program, will continue working to grow, retain, and strengthen CACNY membership through continued improvement of member outreach and engagement as Vice Chair of Membership.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Peter by using the following email address: membership@cacnyinc.org

    Shakira O'Kane: Board Treasurer – Shakira, who currently serves as the Senior Director of College and Career Access for the YMCA, will continue to maintain and account for the organizations funds and operational budget in addition to working on growing CACNY's funding through partnerships and grant opportunities.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Shakira by using the following email address: treasurer@cacnyinc.org

    Shameek Robinson: Vice Chair of Communications – Shameek, who currently serves as Associate Director, K12 Services for the College Board, will continue to increase the transparency and communication of CACNY through its listserve, LinkedIn and website as Vice Chair of Communications.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Shameek by using the following email address: communications@cacny.org

     

    Marilyn Sommer: Vice Chair of College Success: Marilyn, who currently serves as an independent consultant as well as Coordinator - College Access and Success/Clinical Supervisor with NYU Metro Center’s 1199 Workforce/UB Programs, has agreed to serve as CACNY’s first Vice Chair of College Success.  In this role Marilyn will be the primary liaison between CACNY, its Board of Directors, and CACNY’s College Success Network.  She will also work with other organizations and within CACNY on issues impacting the college success of our students.  Questions, suggestions, and concerns should be shared with Marilyn by using the following email address: success@cacnyinc.org

     

    Contact information for all CACNY Board of Director members is available via CACNY's website at https://collegeaccessconsortiumofny.wildapricot.org/Board-of-Directors .

    Congratulations again to CACNY's new Board of Director members who join current Directors Felipe, Peter, Shameek, Shakira and Marilyn to continue the vision, mission and work of CACNY and its member organizations.


  • 17 Jan 2015 8:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the abstract, President Obama’s proposal for making community college tuition-free seems a reasonable response to a troublesome fact: The American work force is less educated than it needs to be at a time when most jobs in the new economy will require some college education. But for such an idea to work, states and localities that have been starving community colleges for decades will need to begin holding them to higher standards and commit to sustained financing instead of using the new federal money to dodge their own financial obligations.

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