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Peer Leaders Host the 1st Virtual Roundtable for the Library’s Black Maternal Health Initiative

Since the first week of the summer semester, a group of MCNY alumni and students has met weekly to share stories, perspectives, research on the Black maternal health crisis. These Peer Leaders have been working hard to learn about what is driving inequitable pregnancy and infant health outcomes for Black and Brown communities and what --and who-- is making a [...]

A Lesson In Empowering Our Communities: Professor Michelle Curry Speaks

http://youtu.be/ACEB77YqNmo   In a two-part series for the National Organization for Human Services Roundtable, Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education Professor in the Master of Arts in Community Health Education program, Michelle Curry breaks down the essential needs for the empowerment of communities and individual civic engagement. The discussion centers around the process of civic engagement and outreach [...]

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The MCNY Library Black Maternity Health Initiative

https://www.mcny.edu/library/black-maternal-health-initiative/ The MCNY Black Maternity Health Initiative (BMHI) is a student and community engagement project that seeks to respond to the existential crisis of Black maternal health in the U.S., New York City, and most specifically, the Bronx.  The initiative grew out of the MCNY Library's roundtable conversation in December 2021 on the many social determinants that shape the drastic [...]

Gary Jenkins MPA’06 & Commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Social Services “How City Hall is helping the unhoused”

How City Hall is helping the unhoused By Gary Jenkins and Brenda Rosen, New York Daily News May 01, 2022 We are at a crossroads in our nation when it comes to homelessness. Here in New York City, we have a moral — and legal — obligation to help and shelter our most vulnerable as they get back on their [...]

Metropolitan College of New York Names Kristin Curry Chief Development Officer

New York, NY – April 28, 2022 – Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) is pleased to announce that Kristin Curry has been appointed Chief Development Officer. Curry will be leading MCNY’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts. In this role, she will direct the College’s efforts to create and maintain pathways for continuous engagement of major donors, alumni and friends [...]

MCNY Library Stands in Solidarity with the New York Public Library on “Banned Books for All”

On April 13, 2022, Tony (Anthony) W. Marx, President of The New York Public Library (NYPL) issued a powerful email statement that reminds us of the rights and freedoms that are often taken for granted. The campaign, “Banned Books for All,” was launched in light of the recent efforts to ban books in communities across the country. NYPL has partnered [...]