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  • National think tank, Third Way published their recent “Interviews with Influencers” with former U.S. Secretary of Education and President and CEO, The Education Trust, John B. King, Jr. CUNY ASAP was mentioned by King as a program that exhibits “great institutional leadership.” John B. King, Jr. states, “They built this fantastic program that is doubling completion rates for community college students, and pointing the way for the country on how we can tackle closing completion gaps.” Read more>>


  • On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, John Jay College of Criminal Justice held its largest graduated to date, with over 3,700 students receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Of those 3,700 students, eleven students enrolled in John Jay’s Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) program graduated with their bachelor’s degrees in just three years. Read more>>

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College selected two valedictorians, Accounting major Goumattie Sukraj, and Economics major Aleksandra Artyfikiewicz for the Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set for June 1st. Aleksandra Artyfikiewicz is an ASAP Student and former ASAP Peer Mentor at BMCC. Learn more Goumattie and Aleksandra here.

  • CUNY Matters recently published “Keep On Moving On: Campaign Encourages Students to Take 30 Credits a Year, Boosting Graduation Rates,” which mentions CUNY’s nationally recognized program ASAP, as well as ACE, as two initiatives that support CUNY’s Momentum Campaign. Read more

  • John Jay’s ACE (Accelerate, Complete, Engage) Program to Welcome a Third Cohort with Support from the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity and The Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Read more

  • CUNY ASAP is featured in the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities article “Promising Policies Could Reduce Economic Hardship, Expand Opportunity for Struggling Workers,” as a program that has shown to be effective with low-income participants. Read more>>

  • Former Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, Harold O. Levy, along with Education Journalist, Peg Tyre, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times, “How to Level the College Playing Field.” The article mentions CUNY ASAP as it suggests “to help students who come from the middle and working classes, cities and states should adopt models like the City University of New York’s ASAP program, which provides intensive advising, money for textbooks and even MetroCards to smooth a student’s pathway to his or her degree. Read more>>

  • PBS News Hour published “Giving low-income students enough support to graduate, colleges face financial catch-22,” written by Timothy Pratt. Read more>>

  • CUNY ASAP is a Model for a National Policy to Fight Poverty Through Education; Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences Publishes Article. Read more>>

  • The Russel Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences published “Postsecondary Pathways Out of Poverty: City University of New York Accelerated Study in Associate Programs and the Case for National Policy” in their February 2018 journal. The entry discusses “the ASAP model as a national higher education policy addressing poverty though increased educational attainment.” Written by Director of Research and Evaluation for ASAP, Diana Strumbos, Dean for Student Success Initiatives and Executive Director for ASAP, Donna Linderman, and Carson C. Hicks, Deputy Executive Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. Read more>>