CUNY EDGE - Get an edge on your education


What is CUNY EDGE?

CUNY EDGE is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York.  CUNY EDGE is dedicated to helping CUNY students who are receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment. 

Services Provided:

  • Structured, effective academic programming to help students complete their degree in a timely manner
  • Academic, personal, and career planning support
  • Whenever possible, CUNY EDGE encourages full-time enrollment in courses each semester and enrollment in intersession classes, as needed, so that students complete their degree in a timely manner
  • Work opportunities and career preparation through its HRA Work Study Program (WSP) particularly in alignment with a student’s major
  • Personal and professional development seminars are presented each semester to assist students with different topics such as, study skills, problem solving, career development, self-advocacy, financial literacy, and many more
  • A platform for academic excellence, which encourages students to learn, explore, and achieve
  • Mathematics and English tutoring for students
  • Modest incentives to encourage students to participate in seminars

CUNY EDGE collaborates with other units in events such as the toy drive with the Empowering Student Parents (ESP), pajama, and book drive with the Counseling Center, as well as securing tuition assistance for 2generation students participating in the ESP program and the Student Success Coaching Unit (SSCU).

If your office is interested in hiring a HRA Work Student, contact one of our staff members.

Hostos Community College 
475 Grand Concourse 
Room 334-A 
Bronx, NY 10451 
Tel: (718) 518-4363 
Fax: (718) 518-4365