DC 37 is dedicated to the empowerment of its members through education and career advancement. DC 37 has a longstanding relationship with the Urban Studies Program at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU), and many members have graduated with a SLU Urban Studies B.A. or M.A. or one of our three certificates, undergraduate or advanced. Certificate credits transfer directly into the B.A. or M.A. in Urban Studies, depending on academic level.
Urban Studies draws on the perspectives and methodologies of sociology, economics, political science, geography, urban planning, and anthropology to analyze the contemporary city in a global perspective. Our faculty provide cutting-edge research and innovative instruction that explores how urban living impacts workers, working-class communities, and marginalized groups, and how these populations mobilize to shape the city and improve lives.
DC 37 members may have access to financial support for Urban Studies degrees and certificates beyond the DC 37 Education Fund’s tuition reimbursement. In addition, the DC 37 Education Fund fully funds the four-course Labor Studies concentration, one of the options in the Urban Studies B.A. Program. (See “Other Programs at SLU” below).