CSI Honored by New York Center for Interpersonal Development

December 14, 2009 | College of Staten Island

The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (New York Center) honored the College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development at their Annual Holiday Gathering last Thursday.

Dr. Hugo Kijne, and the staff of the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, has collaborated with the New York Center to strengthen the services and opportunities for out-of-school youth on Staten Island. Through the NY Center’s Out-of-School Youth program, youth, aged 17 to 21, have been offered the opportunity to obtain their GEDs through classes on the CSI campus for the past four years. The staff from the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development has been welcoming and supportive to the program’s students and has ensured they have a home at CSI.

“The partnership between the NY Center and CSI has continued to grow, and without the Office of Continuing Education, under the leadership of Dr. Hugo Kijne, over 300 out-of-school youth would have no hope for their educational future. Our holiday gathering gives us an opportunity to recognize the College’s contributions to the Staten Island community and look forward to our continued success partnering with the Office of Continuing Education,” said Dominick Brancato, Executive Director of the New York Center.

Dr. Hugo Kijne (fourth from left) and the other honorees. (Photo: Bill Lyons, Staten Island Advance)