About Graduate NYC
What is Graduate NYC?
Graduate NYC is dedicated to improving high school and college outcomes for all New York City students. Founded in 2010 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, its work is based on the premise that achieving a significant increase in local college readiness and completion rates will require the city’s education and youth-serving institutions to work together.
GNYC convenes and engages local service providers working on issues of college access and success, and leads projects that aim to increase college readiness and degree completion, particularly for low-income students, first-generation college goers, and students of color.
- College Completion Innovation Fund: The CCIF pools the resources of local and national funders and provides grants to colleges and non-profit, youth-serving agencies for new ideas that aim to increase college success rates at CUNY.
- Collaborative Curriculum Revision Project: The CCRP brings high school and college faculty together to build a shared understanding of curriculum, instruction and assessment practices in K-12 and higher education. Participants work together throughout the academic year to revise their practice to enhance student success.
- Network for College Success: The Network for College Success offers support to nonprofit organizations that work with CUNY students. This network provides access to information and knowledgeable staff across the university, and helps partner organizations navigate the CUNY landscape.
- GNYC Research Fellowship and Public Reports: GNYC’s Research Fellowship and public reports support qualitative research into topics that affect college readiness and success in New York City.