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Thursday, October  22, 2020


The Alhambra Ballroom

2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

New York, NY 10027

Join us for a night of celebration in honor of CACNY's 30-year contribution to the field of postsecondary access. It is a night to honor the work: our history and our future.

Founded in 1989, CACNY began as an informal gathering of community-based organizations (CBOs) involved in assisting New York City's young adults to gain access to college. As the need and increasing college costs continued to bar many with hopes of higher education, the network members placed a particular emphasis on helping students and their families apply for and receive financial aid. By the mid-'90s, CACNY's founders grew the membership to include colleges, high schools, and other diverse CBOs. This expansion permitted us to broaden our knowledge-network, extend CACNY's member services, and enhance collaborative participation for professionals working in this specialized arena. Our growth since 1989 has had an impact on the education professionals and organizations working to help New York students realize their higher education and career goals. To date, more than 500 schools, colleges, and community-based organizations are proud members of the College Access Consortium of New York... and we are still growing.

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"CACNY is a place where people are able to come together and grow professionally. From out of settlement house to a nationally known organization, this shows the proximity of CACNY’s reach and influence." ~ Felipe Ayala

"CACNY is a pivotal and monumental force for everyone in the field. Whether you are a first timer or veteran." ~Beverly Santos

"CACNY is the premier place for not only helping our students, schools and organizations, but it is also a place for developing us as professionals." ~Kory McBride

"This an opportunity for the organization to do something that it doesn't do every year. This is for CACNY to come together in a way that we won’t come together for the next 30 years."  ~Shameek Robinson

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    CACNY Photo Collection

    Ticket Information:

    For Members:

    • Early Bird Package (available until Feb. 14th) - 2 for $150
    • Early Bird Single Ticket - (available until Feb. 21st) $85
    • General Admission - $100

    For Non-Members:

    • Early Bird Single Ticket (available until Feb. 18th) - $100
    • General Admission - $125

    For Member Organizations:

    • Tables (8 people) - $700

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