Elizabeth was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States in 2004. In a very short time as a student at Hostos Community College, Elizabeth has participated in a variety of programs and been supported by the entire college community in her search to find the road that she wants to travel on. Elizabeth’s goal is to become a bilingual therapist and have her own clinical practice.
It was the most challenging of times and the most crucial for me. It was the summer of 2007 and I was working a minimum wage job at a local retail store. But it was a time for me to make one of the most crucial decisions of my life: going back to school. I had always known my success in life was a function of how intimate I became with my books and how soon I returned to school to pursue my higher education studies and my dreams of becoming a computer scientist to be reckoned with. Such was the time and thus ran the dreams of my heart and the musings of my intellect.
CAT has been awarded one of only two multi-borough contracts from the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute for a new five-year project that will begin in June. Through Project CHANGE (Community Health Action in Neighborhoods for Growth and Empowerment), CAT will develop, train, and mentor a cohort of CHANGE Agents – student leaders from York and Medgar Evers Colleges – to use drama strategies to advocate for and play a key role in sustained coalition-building for community change. Among the partner organizations are CUNY’s Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy and Office of Public Affairs.
NYS DOH Awards a New 5-Year Grant to CUNY/CAT
If you’re interested in becoming a Malave Fellow, it’s time to apply! The Malave Fellows Program is an extraordinary opportunity to learn, serve, and advocate with the most outstanding student leaders at CUNY.
At its meeting of February 22, 2010, the CUNY Board of Trustees approved the naming of the CUNY Leadership Academy in honor of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave. Hereafter, it shall be named the Ernest Malave Leadership Academy at The City University of New York.