CUNY Expands Inclusive Economy Initiative

City University of New York

Thanks to a joint investment of nearly $12 million by the city of New York and several private companies, the City University of New York will expand its Inclusive Economy Initiative. Launched in 2022, the initiative seeks to connect CUNY students with relevant industry internships and other opportunities that could lead to employment upon graduation.

So far, the program has served well over 3,000 students, connecting them with more than 2,000 industry partners to form college-to-career pipelines. With this new funding, the initiative will be able to reach an additional 1,200 students each year.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams had this to say about the expansion: “Our city’s future depends on being able to help our young people to grow, fulfill their potential, and thrive in an ever-changing economy — and that means investing in the future of CUNY students.”

The Inclusive Economy Initiative currently serves students enrolled at nine different CUNY campuses. Its focus is on in-demand career paths such as those in healthcare, technology, and sustainability. The expansion will support students looking to work in the finance industry as well, partnering with the CUNY Futures in Finance program. This collaboration will provide mentorship and career resources for students interested in job opportunities in the financial sector.

CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez remarked, “I’m grateful for Mayor Adams’ leadership and the continued support of our private partners. Thanks to their generous support, we will connect even more CUNY students to paid internships, apprenticeships, and jobs, and make our campuses a magnet for businesses looking to hire talent.”

You can learn more about the Inclusive Economy Initiative on the City University of New York’s website.

U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY City College among the top public schools in the country. The school was recently highlighted in our very own ranking of the 10 Colleges with the Best Work-Study Opportunities.

Source:—Mayor Adams, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodriguez Announce Near $12 Million Expansion of CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative

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