Councilman Adolfo Carrion, Jr. And CUNY Sponsor College Information Fair Sunday, Nov. 19 At Jimmy’s Bronx Cafe

New York City Councilman Adolfo Carrion, Jr. and The City University of New York will co-sponsor a CUNY college information fair on Sunday, November 19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jimmy’s Bronx Café in the Fordham section of the Bronx. Jimmy’s Bronx Café is located at 281 West Fordham Road and the Major Deegan Expresssway.

The event is open to all who are interested in higher education opportunities at the University’s senior colleges, community colleges, graduate center, law school and medical school. Lunch will be provided at the event.

Councilman Carrion, Lehman College President Ricardo Fernandez and other CUNY officials will address the attendees and answer questions. Speaking from a student’s point of view will be Patricia Fraticelli, a student at Bronx Community College with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and the mother of three small children, who came from the Dominican Republic nine years ago.

“For every New Yorker aspiring to make it in this city and this country, CUNY has always been the primary gateway to a new world of success and achievement,” said Councilman Carrion. “I went to Hunter College/CUNY for graduate school and my family and friends have gone to CUNY schools. CUNY works for everyone.”

Counselors will be available for one-on-one sessions with prospective students to discuss specific programs and to provide information on financial aid and scholarships, freshman admissions, transfers and graduate applications and certificate programs.

Information will also be available on English as a Second Language programs, CUNY’s language immersion program and basic skills immersion program and evaluation of degrees and credits obtained abroad.

Allan Wernick, Director of CUNY’s Citizenship Project and author of a weekly newspaper column offering advice on citizenship, will answer similar questions for prospective students of CUNY.

Further details regarding The City University are available in a new publication “Study With the Best,” a college and career guide which is available on the web at or by calling toll-free 1-866-CUNY-YES.