Services + Networking are what make us great!
CACNY provides members with a host of professional development and outreach opportunities that help to connect students to college and career planning, the latest financial aid information, and a variety of important student-centered career-and college counseling resources.
Most importantly, CACNY is a professional networking organization comprised of upbeat and positive people who thrive on collaboration. Our members' greatly benefit from the student-focused, service connections that are made through membership in CACNY. As an organization, we are a conduit that connects secondary schools, CBOs and colleges; and we plan activities that support and encourage strong member-to-member interaction and the building of long-lasting professional relationships that greatly serve students, and the schools and organizations the individual member representatives work in.
All CACNY members are invited to attend our monthly meetings held the second Thursday of each month, from September through June. To better know one another and the individual members' programs, and to appreciate the intricacies and differing cultures of the communities where the members' students are educated and served, CACNY meetings are intentionally hosted at different member sites on a rotating and purely voluntary basis.
Meeting monthly affords all participating members an opportunity to learn first-hand about college access topics. This includes everything from admissions trends to acquiring information and new tips on financial aid, as well as sharing best practices in college access counseling.
Meetings also offer members that all-important-network with their peers; where information about upcoming events, trainings, conferences, and other professional development opportunities is widely shared. Collaboration and sharing are essential ingredients of what actually makes CACNY and our member organizations an outstanding, professional group to be part of!
Staying connected beyond CACNY's monthly meetings
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Each year, CACNY members are invited to nominate seniors in good standing from their participating high schools and community-based organizations. The scholarships are underwritten by annual member dues and allow the organization to offer three distinct monetary categories of awards. To be considered, qualified senior-student candidates are required to complete CACNY's scholarship application which includes the nomination from a current CACNY member.
The Scholarship Committee carefully reviews all applications and awards four scholarships each year.
• One - $1,000 scholarship
CACNY's heart beats by committee. . .
All CACNY members are invited to participate in the life-blood of the organization: our committee work! As a professional-member driven body, we believe that everyone brings something vital to CACNY's proverbial table, and those unique elements get voluntarily served through a hand-full of interesting and important committees. Both the work done, and the professional camaraderie accomplished in CACNY's committees have proven over time to be an essential force that both nurtures and sustains the organization's goals and development, and also helps our member organizations advance their own.
We invite you to have a look at the descriptions of CACNY's committees. . . then select the one you're most interested in and get involved!
CACNY members are invited to join one of the following committees:
The very best education organizations and professionals working in this industry are CACNY members...
CACNY's extensive member-base encompasses all types of entities that provide academic and education enrichment services to students residing in New York City. Our members include community-based organizations, public and private middle and high schools, higher education institutions and individuals.
Using the password protected section of this website, CACNY members only have to log in for access to their peers.
CACNY also hosts a listserv which is reserved for use only by our members.