CUNY SLU: Graduate
New York, NY
Site: Center for Independence of the Disabled (CID-NY)
I recently graduated with my MA in Labor Studies from the School of Professional Studies (SPS). Before I graduated I had ambitions to pursue other learning opportunities. More specifically, I told my professors before I graduated from SPS that I knew I would want to cross paths with CUNY, Labor Studies and Urban Studies at some point down the line; CUNY SLU is a very stimulating and empowering place to both learn and grow. With this in mind, I decided to come back and enroll in Community Semester. My placement is with the Center for Independence of the Disabled where I help advocate for housing rights for the disabled. At CID-NY, we don’t only serve the disability community, we are part of it. As a member of that community myself who was not used to thinking of himself with an advocacy voice, working at CID-NY has been a deeply profound and moving experience for me, and I am grateful to SLU for giving me this phenomenal opportunity to use my experiences in the support of others.