SLU’s Murphy Institute for Worker Education is dedicated to expanding higher educational opportunities to union members and adult learners to help them achieve their academic and career goals. It collaborates with other CUNY units across the five boroughs of New York City to offer pre- and post-admission services, including basic skills workshops, counseling, tutoring, and test preparation. In some instances, tuition support may also be available. The Institute’s College Access Program for Working Adults matches personal and career interests of individual students with colleges and programs throughout the CUNY system.

Our Goals

  • 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 adult learners to advance their career goals, achieve personal growth, and understand their rights.
  • Embed college-access services for adult learners into communities of greater NYC

Continuing & Professional Education

Courses designed to prepare adult learners for college entry and provide them with the skills and training necessary for a successful career.

Workforce Development Research

Specific research initiatives designed and executed in collaboration with our union partners. Potential areas of focus include: