CCNY’s STEM Institute Opens After-School Program For Uptown High School Students

Today Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, City College of New York President Vincent Boudreau, Superintendent Manuel Ramirez, representatives from The STEM Institute.

Institute principals and educators unveiled the new partnership between Northern Manhattan and the City College of New York’s STEM Institute. Council Member Rodriguez, with the support of Mayor De Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson, secured $1 million in perpetuity, to fund this partnership. The partnership builds a new after-school program and extends opportunities to attend the Saturday and Summer Program at City College, free of charge, for all high school students in Northern Manhattan. Professor Barba, the Director of the Institute has been working with principals of local schools to build a robust and leveled curriculum, some in ELL format, expanding the offerings to a more diverse community.

“In order for our city to grow, we need to expand the educational opportunities for all students. I am proud to have worked with Mayor Bill De Blasio and Speaker Cory Johnson, in order to secure the funding and support needed to expand this program,”

“In order for our city to grow, we need to expand the educational opportunities for all students. I am proud to have worked with Mayor Bill De Blasio and Speaker Cory Johnson, in order to secure the funding and support needed to expand this program,” said Rodriguez, . “Our goal is to increase the number of college-ready graduates, create a pipeline to higher educational institutions, and expand the application pool for STEM jobs.”

District 6 Superintendent, Manuel Ramirez has been instrumental in expanding the Institute to the George Washington Educational Campus. “District 6’s goal is to provide all students with multiple opportunities for success, and the STEM Institute in partnership with CCNY and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, represents a wonderful chance for students to engage in 21st century STEM activities, with opportunity for creativity, hands-on-activities, teamwork, robotics, and mechatronics. This is a testament of what a community can accomplish when we all work together,” said Ramirez.

District 6 Superintendent, Manuel Ramirez has been instrumental in expanding the Institute to the George Washington Educational Campus. “District 6’s goal is to provide all students with multiple opportunities for success, and the STEM Institute in partnership with CCNY and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, represents a wonderful chance for students to engage in 21st century STEM activities, with opportunity for creativity, hands-on-activities, teamwork, robotics, and mechatronics. This is a testament of what a community can accomplish when we all work together,” said Ramirez.

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All high school students are eligible to apply to the Institute, which offers a free, intensive six-week summer program in math (advanced algebra to calculus), science (chemistry and physics), and critical writing and reading, and their admission is based on a math placement exam. There will also be an opportunity for students to attend a Saturday program, run by the STEM Institute at the CCNY campus during the academic year. It will be made available to all eligible high school students of Northern Manhattan.

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