COPE Program is funded by and operated in collaboration with the Family Independence Administration of City of New York Human Resource Administration (HRA). Services are available to anyone who is a current or former CUNY student or applicant, and who is receiving public assistance cash benefits (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Safety Net Family Assistance, Safety Net Single Assistance).
COPE offers a variety of services that help students meet college degree goals and HRA requirements so that they can graduate and get jobs that will lead to long-term economic self-sufficiency.
Job placement services include:
COPE ALSO OFFERS: The Graduation Success Initiative (GSI). GSI is a year-long, structured academic and personal support program designed to help motivated public assistance’ students graduate within one year. GSI enables students on public assistance to devote more time to their studies and focus on the academic and professional skills that will effectively prepare them for a competitive workforce. For more information please visit: http://www.cuny.edu/gsi WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (WEP) This program permits full-time TANF students to meet their workfare obligation in specially developed WEP assignments that do not interfere with college attendance. On campus WEP is available to students enrolled at LaGuardia Community College. CUNY WEP is operated in collaboration with the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI). All CUNY WEP assignments are arranged and monitored by JCCGCI. For more information please visit the COPE office located in MB-13 or visit: http://www.cuny.edu/cope
COPE PROGRAM DIRECTORY Room: MB-13 (718) 482-5479 Fax (718) 609-2056
GRADUATION SUCCESS INITIATIVE (GSI)