Dr. Maryam (Sara) Esfarayeni
Director of Worker Education
Please note: As of March 19, 2020, all of Worker Education’s classes, workshops, and advisement and tutoring sessions have been transferred to remote operations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Murphy Institute for Worker Education at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) provides union members and adult learners with the resources and inspiration necessary to achieve their academic and career goals. Worker Education at SLU has an obligation to empower underrepresented New Yorkers through education – particularly on public policy, workers’ rights, and the labor movement – and to encourage them to become active participants in their community and beyond.
Continuing & Professional Education
Academic & Administrative Support Services
CUNY pre-admissions and application assistance, career advisement, and additional support services for prospective and current students.
Workforce Development Research
Specific research initiatives designed and executed in collaboration with our union partners. Potential areas of focus include:
- Provide individualized support services and education for adults in three areas: basic skills, job-related skills, and liberal arts education
- Expand existing services and create new opportunities for adults to advance their career goals, achieve personal growth, and understand their rights
- Embed college-access services for adults into the physical and virtual communities of greater NYC