• We connect LaGuardia students who want to transfer to a 4 year school with Moms who have experience helping their own children get into college.

  • LaGuardia "Pushy Moms"

    As a counterpoint to a divisive 2016 election campaign, CBS This Morning is airing a series of national stories that accentuate the positive nature of the human spirit. 

    November 15, 2016


  • I’m very proud that CBS chose to profile our Pushy Moms program, which pairs volunteers who’ve guided their own children through the college application process with LaGuardia students seeking to transfer to a four-year college.

    Our Pushy Moms serve as supportive advisors to help our low-income, new-immigrant and first-in-their-family-to-attend-college students take the next step on the road to success.

    Pushy Moms is but one of a number of intensive enrichment programs that mean so much to our students’ confidence and ability to succeed.  Thanks to generous friends who support these innovative programs, and provide scholarships and emergency aid, our students are getting that extra push they need to beat the odds.

    As an uncertain political season gives way to the season of giving thanks, I am grateful for these simple acts of kindness that make a difference in our students’ lives.

    Warmest regards, 
    Dr. Gail O. Mellow

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    Would you like to help?

    Your support will help to grow innovative programs like Pushy Moms that level the playing field for LaGuardia Community College students.

    If you’d like to learn more about LaGuardia Community College, please reach out to us at foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu or 718-482-5610. We’d love to hear from you.

    Joyce Siegel, a volunteer, mentoring Julia Pazmino, a LaGuardia student. Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times

  • Pushy Moms in the News

    'Pushy Moms' Help International Students at LaGuardia Community College Stay on the Right Track NY1
    How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education? The New York Times
    'Pushy Moms' Help Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Schools WNYC-FM Online
    Volunteer ‘Pushy Moms’ help community college students transfer to four-year schools. The Hechinger Report
    Volunteer 'Pushy Moms' help community college students transfer to four-year schools EducationViews.org
    I'll Be a 'Pushy Mom' Too, If It Means More Kids Make It to College Education Post
    Can 'Pushy Moms' Nudge Community College Students to New Heights? The Educated Reporter