MCNY Presents the 8th Annual International Short Film Festival

Presented by the MBA Media Management Program

New York, NY/March 21, 2017 – The theme for the MCNY 8th Annual International Short Film Festival this year is “Think Globally, Film Locally” highlighting local films and stories from around the world. The event includes a moderated movie industry and filmmakers panel, followed by the screening of the selected short films. The festival, which grew out a classroom project, has crystallized into a platform for burgeoning filmmakers and provides real time project management experience for the school’s media management students.  

When is it? Friday, April 7, 2017. 5PM-9PM

Where is it? The Festival will be held at our new location MCNY – 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 on the corner of West and Rector Streets.

Sponsors include: Focal Press, Angelika Film Center, Cafe De Novo, IdeaBlizzard Productions, NextSteph, SnackPack Productions.

Catch a sneak peek of what’s in store!

Metropolitan College of New York was founded in 1964 by educational pioneer Audrey Cohen, Metropolitan College of New York has been dedicated to helping students achieve their academic dreams for over 50 years. The only one of its kind in the country, the one-year ACBSP accredited Master of Business Administration in Media Management at MCNY is a unique Purpose Centered Education program geared towards achievement-oriented, media professionals. The curriculum balances traditional MBA competencies with those particular to the media industry. To accommodate working professionals, classes meet on evenings and weekends.  Additional information can be obtained on our website at www.mcny.edu or by calling 1 800 33 THINK.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paula Landry, , (917) 930-0649

 

MCNY Empowering Women in Today’s America

Tuesday, 3/28 @ 5pm at MCNY Bronx, Professor Natasha Johnson leads a powerful discussion on empowering women to maximize their potential to make an impact on community, family, economics and America.

 

Keynotes:

Natasha Johnson, JD – Director of Academic Programs, MCNY Bronx

 

Tiara Williams, Bronx Center Director, Workforce 1 & MCNY MPA Alumna

 

Panelists:
Parker Pracjek, Director of Student Success, MCNY

Tanisha Blanche, Producer/Reporter, Bronxnet Community TV

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5pm-7pm @ The MCNY Bronx Community Commons

463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY

Contact:

Joshua Perez/ or Saidia Jacobs/

Or call:  718-665-7787

Brought to you in part by Bronxnet Community TV

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

The Women’s Talent Corps & the War on Poverty in New York City

A powerful discussion featuring three scholars whose work touches on the unique history of New York’s War on Poverty and the founding of Metropolitan College of New York.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 29th @ 5pm for a powerful conversation with three scholars whose work touches on the unique history of Metropolitan College of New York’s Manhattan Campus, 60 West Street @ Rector Street.  Continue reading The Women’s Talent Corps & the War on Poverty in New York City

Metropolitan College of NY to Host Arab American National Museum Traveling Exhibition “Little Syria”

New York, NY (January 17, 2017) – This Thursday, January 19 at 6pm marks the opening of Little Syria at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  The traveling exhibition is sponsored by The Ford Foundation and was curated by the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, Michigan. The Opening Reception will feature an illustrated talk by Linda K. Jacobs, the author and historian who has documented the history of Little Syria in her book “Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900”.

Before showing at MCNY, the exhibit was featured on Ellis Island.  The exhibit includes a series of wonderful panels with history, photographs and interactive displays.

“The Little Syria Arab-American settlement was part of the mosaic of immigrant communities that have made New York City great,” said MCNY President Vinton  Thompson, “As an educational institution sited in the heart of that settlement area, we are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase this wonderful heritage and to encourage all New Yorkers to reflect on the profound contributions of immigrants to our society, then and now.”

The exhibition will be showcased in MCNY’s first floor Community Commons space January 19 through March 24.

Admission is free to the public.  Monday – Friday, 9am-10pm & Saturday, 9am-3pm

Coming from Greater Syria (modern-day Syria and Lebanon), immigrants forged their new American identity in Lower Manhattan within a block of where MCNY is now located at 60 West Street. Their entrepreneurial spirit transformed the neighborhood, which came to be known as “Little Syria”, into a thriving community lined with shops, restaurants and coffeehouses.  This community became the center of Arab culture in the Western Hemisphere — a hotbed of literature, art and commerce.

MCNY will also be hosting a number of events in partnership with local organizations throughout the exhibit’s run.  A complete schedule is available at www.mcny.edu/littlesyria.

Press, please RSVP for access to Opening Reception here.

For interview requests, please contact Tina Georgiou, , 646-648-0694

 

CHILD ADVOCATES FROM NYC’s POOREST COMMUNITIES GATHER TO SET LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR 2017

Forum for Community Leaders to Include Keynote Remarks from Dr. Benard Dreyer, President of American Academy of Pediatrics #BronxSummit  

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Dr. Bernard Dreyer, American Academy of Pediatrics says, “It’s no secret that children in the US are in poverty. Other countries do something about it.”

Bronx, NY (November 18, 2016) – Today, community-based stakeholders participated in The South Bronx Summit on Childhood Poverty to identify priorities to transform New York’s 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx into a model for child well-being.

Abe Fernández, Children's Aid Society and City Limits Editor Jarrett Murphy discuss Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/content/empire-state-poverty-reduction-initiative
Abe Fernández, Children’s Aid Society and City Limits Editor Jarrett Murphy discuss Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/content/empire-state-poverty-reduction-initiative

The summit was held at the Metropolitan College of New York’s newBronx campus and featured remarks from Dr. Benard Dreyer, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Abe Fernández of the Children’s Aid Society and Melody Lee of the Katal Center for Health, Equity & Justice.

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Dr. Vinton Thompson welcomes the community to TheHub@MCNY Bronx.

“Our Bronx campus was created to serve as a magnet to the community, to benefit both the community at large and students. Today’s summit on childhood poverty is critical to our community,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “I am pleased that MCNY was able to provide a forum in which solutions and priorities were identified.”

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Congressman Jose Serrano’s 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx is the poorest district in the entire nation. Thirty-eight percent of the district’s residents, over 250,000 people, are living below the poverty line; 49 percent of children in the district are living in poverty.

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Eddie Borges, Summit organizer and MCNY Bronx Scholar in Residence

“The end of the first quarter of the 21st Century is fast approaching and the concentrated poverty in which several generations of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and now Mexicans, were born, lived, and died, in the poorest U.S. congressional district since the middle of the last century, remains persistent for the foreseeable future,” said Eddie Borges, Summit organizer and MCNY Bronx Scholar in Residence.

The Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) provided a report on what childhood poverty looks like on the ground in the South Bronx. The Community Service Society (CSS) and Mixteca of Sunset Park briefed the summit on the poorest children in the city which is primarily a mix of Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Mexican decent.

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Lazar Treschan, Director of Youth Policy Community Service Society

Advocates then broke up into working groups to set 2017 legislative priorities for City Hall, Albany, and Washington, D.C. Also included in the summit discussions was an analysis of the Raise the Age campaign to date and how to advance this initiative to end the prosecution of 16 and 17 year old children as adults in NY. New York is one of only two states in the U.S. that prosecutes children as adults. A quarter of the children serving time in adult prisons are from New York’s 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx. The new legislative session starting in January presents the opportunity for a culturally-relevant, community-based campaign to implement a strategy that can move it through the state legislature and signed into law.

Apurva Mehrotra, Citizen's Committee for Children of New York
Apurva Mehrotra, Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York

Participants in this discussion included the organizers of the NO MORE YOUTH PRISONS campaign which successfully closed Spofford & Bridges in New York City, the EMPTY BEDS, WASTED DOLLARS campaign that generated the political capital to transform New York’s juvenile justice system to improve outcomes for children, including closing half the state’s juvenile jails, and the #CLOSERIKERS campaign.

Eduardo Peñaloza, Mixteca From Puebla to Sunset Park
Eduardo Peñaloza, Mixteca From Puebla to Sunset Park

Click here for a complete list of speakers: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-bronx-organizing-summit-on-childhood-poverty-registration-28875518453

More information on American Academy of Pediatrics findings on Childhood Poverty: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/137/4/e20160339

 

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

About TheHub@mcny

TheHub@MCNY is a concept developed by MCNY Bronx Scholar in Residence, Eddie Borges. TheHub is a forum to bring thinkers and leaders together to help find solutions to issues that affect/effect our community – both good and bad. Metropolitan College of New York is located at 463 East 149th Street in the South Bronx. For more information email or call 718-665-7787.

 

 

MCNY School for Business Hosts Indo-US Economic Perspective on Sustainable Growth Seminar with Top 5 Business School Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, India


WHAT: 
  Metropolitan College of New York’s (MCNY) School for Business partners with one of India’s Top 5 most prestigious universities, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University, to produce “Indo-US Economic Perspective on Sustainable Growth” – a seminar addressing, in part, June 2016’s joint statement by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama. The joint statement discussed the strategic partnership between the United States and India that is rooted in shared values and pledged to pursue new opportunities for economic growth and sustainable development.

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DR. Tilokie Depoo, CAO & Dean, MCNY School for Business

Who:  MCNY’s Dr. Tilokie Depoo, Chief Academic Officer and Radhika Jha, MCNY Faculty & Seminar Organizer

When:  Monday, October 17th, 2016, 10:15am – 12:45pm

Where:  Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 — Community Commons Conference Center, 1st Floor

 Program Agenda:  

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Radhika Jha, MCNY Faculty & Seminar Organizer

10:15am – Introductions by Radhika Jha (MCNY Faculty & Organizer of Seminar)

10:25am – Welcome by Dr. Tilokie Depoo (Chief Academic Officer & Dean, School for Business)

10:35am – Financial Crisis 2007-2008: Repercussions on U.S. Markets by Nathalie Brehe and Lea Veber (MCNY – Undergraduate Students)

10:50am – Emerging Indian Economy-Attracting Global Investment by SRCC Participants


11:05am – A Review of the U.S. Stock Markets by
Arlene Rojas and Moe Win (MCNY –Undergraduate Students)

11:20am – Glimpses from Dalal Street-A Review of the Indian Stock Market by SRCC Participants

11:40am – U.S Economy at a Glance- Macro-Economic Indicators by Dr. Tilokie Depoo & Radhika Jha

12:05pm – Thank You by Dr. Mallika Kumar (SRCC: Faculty & International Programs Coordinator)

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: All Participants are available for Interview

Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875, 

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

About Shri Ram College of Commercebanner-logo

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) is named in recognition of the contribution made by its founder Sir Shri Ram.  SRCC embarked on its voyage early in the year 1920 when on the day of Basant Panchmi, seven leading businessmen in Delhi established the Commercial Education Trust. The Trust set up its first school in the same year under the name The Commercial School at Charkhewalan in the walled city of pre-independence Delhi. The school introduced a Post-Matriculation Diploma Program in Commerce under the supervision of Mr. R.K. Kumar, who later became the first Principal of The Commercial College. The inauguration of the College paved the entry of commerce education in the university system of Delhi. The classes began with twelve students and four faculty members. In 1926, the College became part of the University of Delhi. Shri Ram College of Commerce is located at University of Delhi North Campus, Maurice Nagar, Delhi – 110007, India For more information visit www.srcc.edu.

 

Mercedes Melendez Named Director of the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Bronx Extension Center

Mercedes Melendez, Director of the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Bronx Extension Center
Mercedes Melendez, Director, MCNY Bronx Extension Center

Bronx, N.Y. (September 26, 2016) –Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) named Ms. Mercedes Melendez, Director of the MCNY Bronx Extension Center.  Melendez is a veteran MCNY administrator, having recently completed her thirteenth year as Administrative Director, supporting both administrative and instructional initiatives across the college.

“Mercedes will be at the heart of MCNY’s efforts to ensure that our Bronx center, not only serves students and faculty but also becomes a center for the community,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “Based on her excellent work as Administrative Director and her profound commitment to the College, I look forward to her success.” he added.

Melendez has created effective learning environments for MCNY students through prudent management of facilities and security operations.  She has overseen and directed innumerable construction, relocation and space planning projects. Most recently Melendez oversaw the most complex moving and furnishing projects in the history of the College — the campus moves to 60 West Street in Manhattan and 463 East 149th Street in the Bronx.

Before she came to MCNY, Melendez worked as Director of Operations for the American Friends of Tel Aviv University and Development Manager for the Jewish Home and Hospital, following a long stint in international marketing, sales and project development at Estée Lauder.

As Director, she will take the helm of the Bronx Extension Center at a pivotal moment in its development.  The new facility has the largest publicly accessible assembly space in the Hub area of the Bronx and the capacity to host outside groups and large events. The space has already been used by community groups for assembly — most recently by SoBRO for their “18th Annual Business Opportunities Expo”.

“As MCNY raises its profile and builds a reputation for caring education and devotion to community service, the Bronx will be a growth center for the college,” Melendez said. “I am honored to have a major role in shaping this essential and strategic effort,” she added.

Melendez is an MCNY alumna (MPA, Public Administration ’07) and earned a BS summa cum laude from the Bronx’s Lehman College.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

New MCNY Bronx Campus Will Help Transform College and Local Communities

Bronx Community Leaders Share Sentiment

Bronx, N.Y. (September 8, 2016) – In a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) officially opened its new Bronx campus. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline.

Charles Armstrong, Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Laura Pires-Hester, Founding staff member of MCNY, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., MCNY President, Dr. Vinton Thompson, Wendy Cohen, Vice Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Carmen E. Arroyo, District 84 Assemblywoman, Melanie Schnoll-Begun, MCNY Trustee, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember
Bronx Borough President’s Proclamation presentation – Charles Armstrong, Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Laura Pires-Hester, Founding staff member of MCNY, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., MCNY President, Dr. Vinton Thompson, Wendy Cohen, Vice Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Carmen E. Arroyo, District 84 Assemblywoman, Melanie Schnoll-Begun, MCNY Trustee, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember

“MCNY Bronx was designed with students and the greater community in mind,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is my hope that our Bronx site will serve as a magnet and its benefits will extend beyond our students to area residents.”

President Thompson leads Rafael Salamanca and Ruben Diaz on tour of new facility.
President Thompson leads Rafael Salamanca and Ruben Diaz on tour of new facility.

The MCNY Bronx center is a new 26,000 sq. ft. facility that has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx. The new campus features seventeen classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events, making the campus an integral part of the local community, and providing opportunities for MCNY students to interact with neighborhood organizations.

In an interview with Bronx News 12, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. shares his pride. “They (MCNY) actually bought part of this building – they are here for the long haul,” says Diaz Jr., “[It] shows their commitment and trust for the future of our borough.”

Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

In addition to Borough President Diaz, Jr., the event was attended by Bronx Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr., State Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and Marlene Citron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

“The opening of MCNY Bronx establishes a strong community presence that is truly transformational for a college of our size and history,” Dr. Thompson added.

MCNY Bronx will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff.   MCNY will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.

Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875,

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Official Opening of New Bronx Location for Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)

WHAT:   Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for MCNY’s new Bronx campus

Hosted by:  Dr. Vinton Thompson, President, MCNY & Mercedes Melendez, Director, MCNY Bronx Extension Center

WHO:  Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.,  District 17 Councilmember, Carmen E. Arroyo,  District 84 Assemblywoman, Cedric Lofton, District Manager, Bronx Community Board 1

 WHEN:  Thursday, September 8th, 9:00am

 WHERE:  Metropolitan College of New York, 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York

WHY:  MCNY’s new Bronx location is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is a center piece of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline. MCNY’s new 26,000 sq. ft. state of the art campus has the capacity to serve over 500 students and helps the college grow and solidify its footprint in the Bronx.

The Bronx site will feature seventeen classrooms, 3 computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events to make the campus and integral part of the local community. The new facility will include public assembly spaces that will provide unprecedented opportunities for MCNY students to interact with the community and host many unique programs on campus.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

Along with MCNY President Vinton Thompson, Bronx Director Mercedes Melendez and local elected officials, current members of the faculty and student body will be on site. Tours of the new campus will also be available.

Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875, 

 About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) To Officially Open New State-of-the-Art Bronx Campus

Bronx Campus Will Transform College and Local Communities

Bronx, N.Y. (August 23, 2016) – In a ribbon cutting ceremony to be attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will officially open its new Bronx campus, at 463 East 149th Street. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline.

“The MCNY Bronx campus was designed with students and the greater community in mind,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is my hope that the new site will serve as a magnet and its benefits will extend beyond our students to area residents.”

The MCNY Bronx center is a new 26,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx. The new campus features seventeen classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events, making the campus an integral part of the local community, and providing opportunities for MCNY students to interact with neighborhood organizations.

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

“I am very proud of this beautiful facility – for the fact that it has created economic opportunities, educational and social services,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

The facility will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff.    MCNY will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of Metropolitan College of New York
Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of MCNY

“The opening of MCNY Bronx will demonstrate our long-term commitment to the South Bronx and its renaissance. The new space will establish a strong community presence that is truly transformational for a college of our size and history,” Dr. Thompson added.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

CONTACT:   Brian Franklin, The Wakeman Agency, 703-201-3875,