By including campus coordinators, community-based counseling and the support of trained peer leaders, S4S helps new students overcome the academic and socio-emotional challenges that obstruct the path to college success. In 2014, In conjunction with CUNY’s Collaborative Programs and College Access: Research and Action (CARA), GNYC sought funding to support pilot efforts for S4S on four CUNY campuses – Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, and NYC College of Technology – to demonstrate how effective communication and the leveraging of resources across community-based organizations and CUNY can support student retention and success. After receiving generous funding from the Pinkerton Foundation, the project was launched in May 2014 with 15 community-based organizations and nonprofit partners spread across the four campuses. GNYC coordinated the pilot project for the first school year (2014-2015) and assisted in coordinating the first S4S convening in November 2015. S4S was absorbed by CUNY Collaborative Programs in Summer 2015 and has since expanded to further locations in partnership with a greater number community-based organizations. For more information on the Strive for Success program, visit the S4S website.