The Murphy Institute for Worker Education at SLU strives to support union members and working adults in reaching their career and academic goals through higher education. The Institute’s CUNY Days: Access to College Program for Working Adults matches the personal and career interests of individual students with colleges and programs throughout the CUNY system.
Worker Education at the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies has an obligation to empower underrepresented New Yorkers through education and to encourage them to become active participants in local government and in their communities.
We envision a New York City in which our leaders and elected officials look like the diverse people they serve, and we believe that CUNY Days is an essential first step toward achieving this vision.
The Murphy Institute collaborates with unions, CBOs, employers, and other CUNY units to offer adult learners diverse academic courses and support services. These include free college prep, SLU/CUNY pre-admissions advisement, LEAP to Teacher, services for paraprofessionals in the UFT, and Worker Education at Queens College, a center for union members and working students in Queens.