Welcome to the CUNY Peer Leaders 2020-2021 Cohort!

Welcome to the CUNY Peer Leaders 2020-2021 Cohort!

On August 18th, The CUNY Peer Leaders Program welcomed 40 undergraduate students for the 2020- 2021 cohort from two and four year colleges, of which there are participants from 10 of CUNY’s 25 campuses.  The CUNY Peer Leaders program supports CUNY undergraduate students scholarship and creative work in the Humanities and helps them in developing leadership skills to implement within their communities and colleges. Still in its inaugural year, the

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Call for Applications: CUNY Peer Leaders Program (Due June 30, 2020)

Call for Applications: CUNY Peer Leaders Program (Due June 30, 2020) We together with the world have experienced extraordinary challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of already very difficult and unprecedented times, we mourn the loss of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the many Black men and women we have lost before them. We stand with everyone demanding justice for the senseless violence against the Black

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Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Artistic Expression!

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in March in the U.S. since 1987. Celebrating Women’s history month also Black History month is a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the U.S. that traditional western history, culture and society have no reference of, do not acknowledge and often have overlooked. The Undergraduate Leadership

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75th Anniversary of the Teagle Foundation-“Educating for Freedom-For All”

It was truly an honor to attend the forum to mark the 75th anniversary of the Teagle Foundation on Thursday October 3rd, 2019, entitled: “Educating for Freedom-For All”. The Teagle Foundation works to support and strengthen liberal arts education, which they see as fundamental to meaningful work, effective citizenship, and a fulfilling life. I would like to personally thank Desiree Vazquez Barlatt, the former Program Officer, and former President Judith

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New Leadership & Democracy Fellow Cohort 2019-2020

We are delighted to announce that another exciting year of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Program has started! This year, thirty-two undergraduate Leadership Fellows from twelve different City University of New York (CUNY) campuses have been selected in a highly competitive review process. The majority of the students picked for this program have been nominated by faculty and instructors who are students themselves at the Graduate Center and

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Call for Applications: Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Fellows (Due June 10, 2019)

Call for Applications: Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Fellows (Due June 10, 2019) The Futures Initiative Leadership and Democracy Program provides up to thirty undergraduate students from any CUNY college with opportunities to develop leadership and peer mentoring skills. Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities. They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities

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FI UWFF Presents: Hip-Hop Pedagogy (Re-cap)

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the Futures Initiative hosted yet another captivating event: Hip-Hop Pedagogy that is part of The University Worth Fighting For, a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice. The cypher began with me Lauren Melendez (Director of The Undergraduate Leadership Program and Administrative Specialist, The Futures Initiative), sharing opening remarks and introducing my colleague that

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Event Recap: Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Institute

By Lauren Melendez and Kashema Hutchinson|September 9, 2018 Notes| Photos On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program  hosted it’s fourth iteration of the Undergraduate Leadership Institute where thirty students from twelve different City University of New York (CUNY) campuses come together to learn leadership, skills that aid them on their path toward academic success, in addition to learning life skills that will help them achieve their

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New Leadership Fellow Cohort 2018-2019

We are delighted to announce that another exciting year of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program is about to begin! This year, thirty undergraduate Leadership Fellows from twelve different City University of New York (CUNY) campuses have been selected in a highly competitive process. We would like to thank the Graduate Center and CUNY for their support of this year’s program. We will kick off the leadership program at the

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