Register now for our final summer session. The third session classes, which are offered online only, begin August 4. You may also register now for the fall semester with classes starting September 2. https://mywcc.sunywcc.edu/
Get a better sense of the college by joining a campus tour. We just added a few new tour dates: July 17 and July 22. http://www.sunywcc.edu/admissions/tour/
We are exhibiting a photography show that evolved from Warwick, New York resident Francesco Mastalia’s 17,000 miles of travel in the Hudson Valley with his large format wooden camera. He visited 100 farmers specializing in organic production. He documented the individuals at the helm of the growing sustainable local food movement using the historic photographic process of wet plate collodion. The exhibition is on display at the Center for the Arts at Westchester County Center at 196 Central Avenue in White Plains through July 31. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Our own Robyn Austin was the winner of the national Single Stop video contest! She received a $1,000 award. In the video, she describes the support she received from the college’s chapter of Single Stop. Single Stop offers free public benefits screening and application assistance, health insurance enrollment services, tax return preparation, one-on-one financial counseling, and legal services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzTH5uPpkwE&list=UUGrf45DsSznddT4mlJPnJ0A
What is it?
This is a workshop for students who want to work on their English and/or Math skills, improve study skills, meet other students, and learn about the services offered at Westchester Community College. Students must have the goal of attending Westchester Community College in Fall 2014 to participate. Eligible students can register for either the English Workshop, the Math Workshop, or both!
How do I qualify?
Take the Westchester Community College Placement Test.
You are eligible to participate if you place in:
Where is it?
Westchester Community College
MOUNT VERNON EXTENSION CENTER
17 South Fifth Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
When is it?
July 7, 2014 – July 24, 2014
Mondays through Thursdays
English Workshop: 9:00 am—12:00 pm
Math Workshop: 11:00 am—2:00 pm
Eligible students can participate in both the English and Math Workshops. There is an overlapping hour from 11am – 12pm where all students participate in workshops.
How much is it?
$35.00 per workshop + $8.25 registration fee
All materials included
Must be a county resident or have a Certificate of Residence
Call Paula Dornburgh at (914) 606-7216
How do I register?
Call (914) 606-7200 and refer to:
Course Number 6094 for the English Workshop &
Course Number 6095 for the Math Workshop.
You must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency to participate.
There is a strict attendance policy, so please be prepared to make a commitment to the program.
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY!
International Voices is an award winning annual publication of Westchester Community College students. The creative works showcased here represent some of the diverse experiences and perspectives of the Westchester Community College community. This diversity and inclusive
spirit are at the core of the College mission, stemming from the belief that education should be accessible to all and that improving education levels brings benefits, both tangible and intangible, to the community at large.
Click here to view the lastest edition of International Voices
Responding to the changing demographics and economic opportunities in our county, Westchester Community College has launched a new pilot program to help encourage business development for new Americans. Supported by a philanthropic grant from the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, Entrepreneurship for New Americans is a pilot program that will offer immigrant entrepreneurs workshops on topics ranging from understanding legal aspects of starting a business, access to credit, English language through the college’s English Language Institute, and more.
Data compiled by the Kauffman Index shows that immigrant business development rose sharply in 2010 and continues to rise, with Latino and Asian immigrant business start-ups growing the fastest. However, immigrants face numerous barriers to starting a business, from access to credit to language and cultural differences. There are limited resources available in Westchester County that meet the needs of immigrant entrepreneurs, and Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship program (G2E) has a unique opportunity to offer programming that fills this gap.
“At MasterCard, we are committed to connecting people and communities with opportunity and believe in the power of entrepreneurship as a path to full financial inclusion. We are excited to partner with the college on this pilot program,” says Patricia Devereux, Executive Director, MasterCard Global Philanthropy.
The G2E program is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial education throughout the college and our community. Through its collaborations with partners, both the public and private sectors, G2E is a resource hub for entrepreneurial development at all stages, facilitating programs that respond to entrepreneurs’ needs and contribute to a vibrant local economy.
“Westchester Community College has always been about accessibility. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning,” says Dr. John F. M. Flynn, Westchester Community College Interim President. “Partnerships in our community with business leaders, neighborhood non-profits, and other organizations serving our diverse populations, have played a vital role in achieving these goals, and we are proud to have the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth supporting this important initiative,” he adds.
For more information on the college’s G2E program, please click here.
About The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth was created to foster collaborative relationships between academia, governments, nonprofits, the social design community, and the private sector. Through the advancement of research and strategic philanthropic investments, the Center will support and enable those historically excluded from financial services and serve as a catalyst for change. http://www.mastercardcenter.org/
Westchester Community College is the largest college in Westchester County, providing accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of a diverse community. The college is committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development, and lifelong learning.
Pictured: Eridania Camacho, Director, Gateway to Entrepreneurship and Westchester Community College Professor Scorpio Rodgers, (standing), are joined by MasterCard’s Elizabeth Liu, Program Manager, and Monica Chaves, Senior Program Officer, Global Philanthropy (seated, left), and students in the college’s new Entrepreneurship for New Americans program.
Congratulations to the 2014 graduates! Here are a few pictures from the ceremony and our video.
In recognition of exceptional faculty merit, the SUNY Board of Trustees designates leading faculty members as Distinguished Professors. Please congratulate our own Dr. Lori Maida on this honor. See this Westchester Community College Sociology Professor at 2:34 on the video.
We worked with ArtsWestchester to put together an exhibition and forum. The E.A.T. (Education Arts Technology) Forum was held on Tuesday, May 20 at the Arts Exchange of ArtsWestchester.