Graduate NYC (GNYC) is a citywide college readiness and success initiative housed at the CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives. It carries out its work by means of four key program areas: College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF), Network for College Success (N4CS), Next Stop College (NSC), and Data Sharing, Research, and Policy.

Our Values

Intentional Partnerships

We actively engage in fostering strong partnerships among organizations and institutions. We provide equitable access to information and create inclusive spaces for all stakeholders to access information and influence policy.

Equitable Student Outcomes

We believe that an anti-racist approach is required for New York City students to achieve academic success. We critically examine our own practices and aim to ensure that our policies and programs eliminate institutional barriers.

Relentless Persistence

We understand that navigating complex systems is an arduous task. We never give up on students and accept the charge to do whatever it takes to remove the obstacles they face.

Creative Solutions

We are solution-oriented. We incorporate student and practitioner voice, and routinely evaluate our work, in an effort to inform the field of valuable best practices.

Sector-Level Improvement

We believe in the power of a holistic educational ecosystem. We create professional learning communities, and work with stakeholders at all levels to improve student outcomes.

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