NCC’s Community Days to Focus on Immigration and Public Service

April 16, 2013 | Student Event

The spring semester’s Community Days will focus on immigration as a central theme and be held on two consecutive days during New York’s Immigrant Heritage Week (April 17-24). On April 17 Community Day Workshops will offer students opportunities to participate in interactive sessions and meet experts and advocates to learn about a broad range of topics, including the history of immigration in New York, immigration rights, the Dream Act and human trafficking. On the April 18 Community Day of Service, NCC students, joined by college staff, will “learn by doing” through volunteer work with community partners in non-profit, cultural and advocacy organizations such as the Immigration Equality/Action Fund, Border Crossers, and the New York Immigration Coalition. Students will document their learning over the course of the Community Days through reflection using photography and social media.

The Community Days is part of the City Seminar course and provides practical learning and community-based activities around topics connected to New York City. Group activities facilitate broad discussion and engage student to take action to improve the community. NCC Community Days are an important dimension of the community-based learning that is the foundation for the NCC’s model of teaching and learning in which the city becomes an extension of the classroom. During the fall 2012 semester the Community Days focused on the City Seminar I theme of sustainability and conscious consumption.

About The New Community College at CUNY
The New Community College at CUNY is an urban public institution located in midtown Manhattan that offers associate degree programs in an environment that nurtures student success. Our goal is to increase the graduation rate for our students, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The NCC connects field experiences with classroom learning in a structured and supportive environment. All students begin in the Summer Bridge Program and engage full-time in a city-centered first-year experience before starting their major coursework in one of six degree programs. Instructional teams comprising faculty members, student success advocates, graduate coordinators, peer mentors and library staff create a rich classroom environment complemented by an integrated advisement program to help students stay on the path to graduation. To learn more about The New Community College at CUNY, visit www.ncc.cuny.edu.

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