COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAMS

Building Community. Growing Leaders.

Through College Success programs, we help young adults and high school students apply to and enter college, and succeed once they get there.

 

Services include trips to colleges; financial aid and college application counseling; college awareness workshops; college persistence support; scholarship application support; financial literacy workshops; college nights for parents; academic tutoring; SAT/ACT prep and registration; college course registration; transfer support and personal advising, including advising from our youth leaders, current students who counsel and educate their peers to help them on the road to college.

Click the green boxes above or keep scrolling to read more about each program! Please contact us with any questions. 

Contact:

Courtney Camacho

Director of College Success Programs

courtneym@cypresshills.org

(929) 445-8187

College STEPS is located in a storefront office, and provides individual counseling, group workshops, SAT prep classes, and college trips to high school students.

Contact:
College STEPS & College Persistence
Lizabeth Diaz Durando

College Access Coordinator
2810 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11208
Lizabethd@cypresshills.org
(718) 484-8531

Our College Persistence Program provides year-round support services to help our students persist in college and graduate. College Retention Counselors, along with College Coaches (who are current college students), provide support services to students including: on-campus office hours at colleges our students attend, summer programming to help students prepare for college, and group workshops on topics such as how to discuss concerns with professors, accessing academic assistance, financial literacy, resume writing and job readiness.

 

Contact:
College STEPS & College Persistence 
Jonathan Chavez

Director, College Persistence
2810 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11208-2608
jonathanc@cypresshills.org
(718) 484-8531

College Persistence Program

College STEPS Program

 
 

SSCs are located on two campuses: the Franklin K. Lane High School campus, which serves five high schools, and the Thomas Jefferson High School campus, which serves four high schools. The SSC provides college access counseling and education to students at the four schools on the campus. The SSC also employs Youth Leaders, current high school students trained to serve as peer counselors and educators around college access.

 

Contact:
Franklin K. Lane Campus
Antoinette Bethune

Director, Student Success Center
999 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208
Antoinetteb@cypresshills.org
(718) 647-2100 ext. 8707

 

Thomas Jefferson Campus
Randall Duperval

Director, Student Success Center
400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
randalld@cypresshills.org

(914) 570-4313

Student Success Centers

Community Schools

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources.  Its integrated focus on academics, services, supports, and opportunities leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.

 

At the Franklin K. Lane Campus, we have three Community Schools. At Cypress Hills Preparatory High School and Brooklyn Laboratory High School, we focus on student engagement while at Multicultural High School we focus on family engagement in order to help students and families acculturate into the United States.

Contact:
Franklin K. Lane Campus

Barbara Moronta, M.S.ED.

Community Schools Director, Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep & Multicultural H.S
999 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208

Cell: 347.470.8349

Office: 718.647.2100 

Pedro Gonzalez 

Community Schools Director, Brooklyn Lab

pedrog@cypresshills.org

Courtney Camacho

Director, College Success Programs

courtneym@cypresshills.org

(929) 445-8187

Student Organizing: Future of Tomorrow

 
 
 

The Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund offers two scholarships a year to current college students in our College Persistence programming. PLEASE NOTE – any student whose a resident of Cypress Hills/East New York in Brooklyn (neighborhood boundaries are Jackie Robinson Parkway/Jamaica Avenue – North; Glenmore Avenue – South; Elderts Lane – East; and Pennsylvania Avenue – West), a participant in Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s College S.T.E.P.S. program and is an incoming college freshman is eligible to apply!

Applications for the 2020 Season are currently open.

Read more about the application and eligibility process here. 

If you’re looking for a particular service, but don’t know the name of the program, head to the “How Can We Help You?” form so that a member of our program staff can contact you directly.

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Future of Tomorrow (FOT) is an organization led by students from the Franklin K. Lane Campus high schools who are dedicated to improving education so that all students are provided the resources, environment, and opportunity needed to succeed.

Member meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Lane Campus. FOT’s current campaign calls for positive discipline programs at the Lane Campus: student peer mediation; professional development for teachers in restorative justice; and working with school safety agents to implement youth development practices. FOT is an active member of the NYC Urban Youth Collaborative, organizing high school students to ensure that schools prepare young people for college and respect the dignity of students through positive school culture and discipline.

 

Contact:

Khia Duncan

Youth Organizer, Future of Tomorrow

khiad@cypresshills.org

(929) 445-8187

 
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Administrative Office:

 

625 Jamaica Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11208-1203

Phone: (718) 647-2800

Fax: (718) 647-2805

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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