COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAMS

Building Community. Growing Leaders.

The College Success Programs (CSP) division offers comprehensive programming for participants and community members, with a primary goal to support residents within Cypress Hills and East New York towards completion of a college credential within 6 years of high school graduation. Services offered within the CSP division include: 

 

Community Schools

  • High School Attendance Outreach + Dropout Prevention

  • Mental Health Counseling
     

Future of Tomorrow (FOT)

  • Youth Organizing + Activism

Student Success Centers (Franklin K. Lane + Thomas Jefferson Campuses)

  • College Access Counseling + Programming
     

College STEPS & Persistence

  • College Matriculation Support

  • College Persistence Advisement

Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund​​​​

Division Contact:
Courtney Camacho, M.S. Ed.

Director of College Success Programs

courtneyc@cypresshills.org

(929) 445-8187

 

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: Brooklyn Lab School, Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory High School, and Multicultural High School. 

Contacts:

 

Barbara Moronta, M.S. Ed.

Community Schools Director, Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep & Multicultural H.S.

999 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208

Email: barbaram@cypresshills.org

Cell: 347.470.8349

Office: 718.647.2100 

Jeanette Farias

Community Schools Director, Brooklyn Lab School

jeanettef@cypresshills.org

 

Future of Tomorrow

Future of Tomorrow (FOT) is a youth-led organizing program committed to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. FOT’s current campaigns target two complementary agendas: Police Free Schools and Restorative Justice. Currently, FOT is collaborating with school partners on the Franklin K. Lane campus to train youth to lead restorative justice circles with peers. FOT is also an active member of the NYC Urban Youth Collaborative, organizing for Police Free Schools, ensuring that schools respect the dignity of all students through positive school culture and discipline, 

 

Contact:

Khia Duncan

Youth Organizer, Future of Tomorrow

khiad@cypresshills.org

(929) 445-8187

 

Student Success Centers

The CSP division currently runs two Student Success Centers (SSCs), one each on the Franklin K. Lane and Thomas Jefferson campuses. Each SSC is a centralized postsecondary office of the campus, and provides early college awareness, college access counseling, financial aid advisement, and career exploration.  A key component of each SSC are the Youth Leaders, current high school students trained to serve as peer counselors and educators around college access.

 

Contact:

Franklin K. Lane Campus

Antoinette Bethune, MSW

Director, Student Success Center

999 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208

Antoinetteb@cypresshills.org

(718) 647-2100 ext. 8707

 

Thomas Jefferson Campus

Randall Duperval, M.S. Ed.

Director, Student Success Center

400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

randalld@cypresshills.org

(914) 570-4313

 

College STEPS Program & Persistence

The College STEPS office is located at 2810 Fulton Street, and provides both college access and persistence support to students interested in pursuing a postsecondary degree. Our College Persistence Program provides year-round support services to help our students persist in college and graduate. College Persistence Counselors, along with College Coaches (who are current college students), provide support services to students including: on-campus office hours at colleges, summer programming to help students prepare for college, and group workshops on topics such as how to discuss concerns with navigating college campuses, accessing academic assistance, transfer advisement, financial literacy, resume writing and job readiness.

 

Contact:

Jonathan Chavez

Director, College Persistence

2810 Fulton St.

Brooklyn, NY 11208-2608

jonathanc@cypresshills.org

(718) 484-8531

 

The Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund offers two scholarships a year to current participants in our CSP programming. ​


CTM 2021 Scholarship Application: CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Deadline to apply is May 28th, 2021

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.