New College Success Network Office Opens at Hostos

September 30, 2011 | Uncategorized

CUNY Prep Alumni have a new on-site resource at Hostos Community College.    The College Success Nework team is working to support CP graduates during their first year of college and beyond.

“This is taking the college preparation we’ve started at CUNY Prep and extending it to a whole new level,” says Assistant Director of College Success Jamal Mantin.  “The CSN office is onsite at Hostos so we can follow our students’ progress and help them over any hurdles they may encounter along the way.”

The office is housed in the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, suite B-208.  It is currently staffed by Mantin and two full-time college success coaches, Jessica Falla and Jenny Galvez.

The coaches hold bi-weekly individual advisement sessions, where students can talk about their progress, struggles and goals.  In addition, the coaches provide academic crisis management if students run into stressful or difficult situations and act as a conduit to other helpful resources on campus.  The office also coordinates special programs, study groups, tutoring, seminars, cultural events and a variety of other activities designed to help students build a peer support system and feel more comfortable and at ease the college environment.