CUNY college courses to be offered at Far Rockaway this spring, offering a new path to economic success –

Charter High School Challenge at Far Rockaway (Photo courtesy of CUNY SLU)

Rockaway adults will have the opportunity this spring to take CUNY college courses to improve their quality of life as part of a new educational partnership.

Through a new partnership between Challenge Charter High School and CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) will begin offering courses taught by SLU professors at Challenge Charter High School, located at 15-20 Central Avenue.

Residents of South East Queens will have the opportunity to attend a second information session at the school on Tuesday, December 7 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Officials will be on hand to provide details on the programs available, how to apply and register, as well as financial information and how to receive personalized advice.

“As a higher education institution founded on the principles of expanding higher education opportunities and preparing students who aspire to careers dedicated to public service and social justice, we are delighted to partner with the Challenge Preparatory Charter to do just that – provide access to college courses, academic support services and career advancement opportunities in the community of Far Rockaway, ”said the Dean of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, Gregory Mantsios.

Briefing attendees will learn about SLU’s educational program, including several advanced certifications, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and GED completion. Special scholarship information will also be shared.

With no local college in the community, the educational partnership removes one of the main barriers that residents interested in upgrading their skills or studying have faced: a long commute to work.

“You don’t have to go to college; the college comes to you, ”said the CEO of the Challenge Charter School, the Reverend Dr Les Mullings. “This is a momentous opportunity for our citizens and for the future of Far Rockaway. Anyone interested in building a better life should take a look at what this amazing program has to offer. “

Registration begins Monday January 24 and classes begin Monday February 7. For more information, Click on here or email [email protected] for more details.

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