Academic Advisement

Strive for Success (S4S) is a peer mentoring college success program that assists first year students to complete their first year of college.  Graduates of the LINCT Pre-College Program and from our Community-Based Organization (CBO) partner college access programs who matriculate into one of seven CUNY partner colleges receive academic advisement as they progress towards their associate’s degrees.

In addition to individual academic advisement and support from a paid second-year Student Success Leader trained by colleagues in College Access:  Research & Action (CARA), students are scheduled into common courses, participate in academic success and personal enrichment workshops, and may receive a paid internship through campus-based work opportunities.

For on-track students:

Meet with your advisor to for help with financial aid, registration, and any questions you may have relating to college life.  You may also apply to be a LINCT Ambassador, S4S Student Success Leader or Bridge to College Coach.

For on probation or at risk students:

Whether you’re currently enrolled or have taken a leave, schedule a meeting with your Campus Coordinator and/or Student Success Leader to get back on track.  Your SSL will connect you with the resources you need to help you to assess and resolve any problems you may have encountered at college.  We can help you succeed!

For students with a 3.0 or higher GPA:

You are eligible for the Strive for Success Student Success Leader program!  Contact your campus advisor for more information about this special opportunity.

Not sure whether you qualify? Contact the Campus Coordinator on your campus:

Campus Contact Person Phone Number Email Address
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Ramik Williams,
Campus Coordinator
(212) 346-8882 199 Chambers Street, Room S-637 New York, NY 10007
Bronx Community College
Katherine Laureano, Campus Coordinator
(718) 289-5100, ext 3723
2155 University Avenue, Loew Hall, Room 222 Bronx, NY 10453
Hostos Community College
Marsha Milan-Bethel, Campus Coordinator
(718) 518-6830
475 Grand Concourse, Building A, Room 423 Bronx, NY 10451
Kingsborough Community College
Cathy Bruno-Paparelli, Campus Coordinator (718) 368-5170 2001 Oriental Blvd. Room F102/F106, Brooklyn, NY 11235
LaGuardia Community College
Raqeebah Zaman,
Campus Coordinator
(407) 342-0023
31-10 Thompson Avenue, Room B102 LIC, NY 11101
New York City College of Technology
Cindy Bailey,
Campus Coordinator
(718) 260-4941
300 Jay Street, Room G522 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Queensborough Community College
Michael Gordon,
Campus Coordinator
(718) 631-6605
222-05 56th Avenue, W Building, Room 118 Bayside, NY 11364