Medgar Evers College is among seven City University of New York (CUNY) campuses that will benefit from a new visa program intended for immigrant entrepreneurs. The IN2NYC initiative, a joint venture between CUNY and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will host 80 entrepreneurs employed at one of the participating CUNY campuses. These entrepreneurs will advise faculty and students while working to establish companies in exchange for a special temporary work visa. The IN2NYC initiative is scheduled to start in the fall.
“We are proud to collaborate with NYCEDC to make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth fueled by the diversity of people and businesses,” said Jo-Ann Rolle, Dean of the Medgar Evers College School of Business, in response to the announcement.
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About Medgar Evers College
Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college. A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education. For more information, visit www.mec.cuny.edu.