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LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
LaGuardia Community College
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Who We Are
CUNY EDGE, formerly known as the COPE program, provides students with a range of services, benefits, and supports so that they succeed in college and in their careers.
CUNY EDGE envisions a world in which all people have access to the educational opportunities and support they need to realize academic success, a sustainable career, and a brighter future.
CUNY EDGE’s mission is to help CUNY students who are receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment.
CUNY EDGE is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the University. Matriculated CUNY undergraduate students who receive cash assistance from HRA are eligible to participate in CUNY EDGE.
Black Male Empowerment Cooperative (BMEC)
Program for Deaf Adults
CUNY EDGE provides structured, effective programming to help students complete their degree.
The crux of CUNY EDGE’s work is individualized academic, personal, and career planning support.
We encourage consistent enrollment in courses each semester and enrollment in intersession classes, as needed
We promote a culture of academic excellence
We connect students to work opportunities while in school and provide career development services for job placement after graduation.
Advisors and other staff members lead a personal and professional development seminar series each semester to assist students with goal-setting, career development, and self-advocacy.
CUNY EDGE collaborates with other college offices to best support our students.
Students can participate in other CUNY programs such as ASAP, College Discovery, and SEEK at the same time as CUNY EDGE.
Human Resources Administration Work Study Program
The HRA Work Study Program provides a limited number of paid work opportunities for CUNY EDGE students.
CUNY EDGE staff identify available work opportunities on campus.
HRA determines eligibility and the number of hours each student is assigned.
Work Study Site Placement
We screen and match students to appropriate sites, taking into consideration their majors, interests, and experience.
Students gain invaluable professional experience and build their resumes.
Students are able to work up to 19 hours per week.
Contact CUNY EDGE Office
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: (718) 482-5445
Telephone: (718) 482-5647
Phone: (718) 482-5645
Telephone: (718) 482-5491
Telephone: (718) 482-5492
Phone: (718) 482-5918