Partner Programs are developed through linkages between CUNY SLU and unions or other organizations. Students enrolled in these programs may qualify for free or reduced cost tuition.

Bursar Operations – Office of Student Accounts
School of Labor and Urban Studies
25 West 43 Street, New York, NY 10036
Call (646) 313-8420

CWA 1180

DC37 Labor Studies

Transit Certificate Program

Kevin Simmons
Academic Program Specialist
(646) 313-8331

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative

In partnership with Brooklyn Communities Collaborative (BCC), CUNY SLU offers eligible students living in Brooklyn (“Fellows”) a four- course Advanced Certificate in Workplace Democracy and Community Ownership (WDCO). BCC will cover the cost of tuition and fees for each fellow enrolled in WDCO.

Credible Messenger Program

Credible Messenger Mentoring is a program where youths in the juvenile justice system are mentored by individuals from similar backgrounds, especially those who were themselves system-involved, to help the youths transform their lives. The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) partners with the Department of Probation’s Credible Messenger Justice Center to enroll eligible Credible Messengers in the Community Leadership Certificate Program (undergraduate or graduate level). For participants in this program, the application fee is waived, and tuition is paid by the Credible Messenger Justice Center.

NYCHA Resident Leadership Academy Program

The Resident Leadership Academy Program is a partnership between the Fund for Public Housing, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. It is designed to provide training and build leadership skills for residents interested in taking a more active role in civic life within their development and community. The program’s objective is to foster transferable leadership skills that residents can use across their communities and provide a pathway to higher education.

The Community Leadership Certificate is a tuition-free* program for eligible “Resident Leaders”

Rochel Pinder-Cuffie
Director of Student and Community Affairs
(646) 313-8320