CUNY Peer Leaders Application 2022-2023

CUNY Peer LeadersĀ Application Deadline For TheĀ 2022-2023Ā Cohort!
Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Weā€™re recruiting for our next cohort of students for the Fall 2022Ā to Spring 2023 academic year! We are welcoming applications from all two- and four-year CUNY campuses, and we are particularly seeking candidates from Hostos Community College, Guttman Community College, Bronx Community College, and Queensborough Community College.Ā Students receive $1000 stipend for participating. Please circulate the call for applications below to students you know who might be interested in participating.Ā 

Apply now!

More About CUNY Peer Leaders CUNY Peer Leaders is a community-based program that supports CUNY undergraduate studentsā€™ scholarship and creative work in the Humanities and supports them in developing leadership skills to implement within their communities and colleges. The CUNY Peer Leaders isĀ supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that combines elements of theĀ CUNY Humanities AllianceĀ LaGuardia Mellon Humanities ScholarsĀ program and theĀ Futures InitiativeĀ Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Fellows Program.Ā 

CUNY Peer Leaders welcomes 30-40 undergraduate students each year from two- and four-year CUNY colleges. As part of the program, CUNY Peer Leaders will have the opportunity to develop a humanities themed project and a portfolio of public writing pieces on the program blog. CUNY Peer Leaders will participate in a variety of community building workshops and enrichment opportunities designed to explore concepts of voice, respect, and presentation of self, which are essential to leadership; critical and creative thinking; sociopolitical issues and their impacts; various historical and cultural perspectives; aesthetic appreciation; and human connection. Through their work, individually and as a group, CUNY Peer Leaders further develop their skills in research, oral and written communication, collaboration, project management, digital literacy, identifying needs and resources, learning with and from others, and building trust, while striving toward shared goals. All of these accomplishments also help prepare them for success as students during their time at CUNY and beyond.

With the students at the center, this group celebrates the successes that CUNY Peer Leaders have already achieved, helps them determine what they need to prepare them for future graduation and careers, and supports their reflections on the ways that these accomplishments can help them to become leaders of their communities. This mutually supportive community with students from both two-year and four-year CUNY colleges, along with meaningful mentorship relationships with staff, faculty, and graduate students, creates a near-peer mentorship community that supports students in their educational goals, and beyond. By fostering meaningful connections and friendships with peers one step away from them in their educational path, the program promotes transfer and continuation within humanities pathways and equips students to move toward goals that build a better future.

We invite you to applyĀ by Monday JuneĀ 24, 2022Ā for this program.

Thank you all for your interest in this program!


Lauren Melendez, MSEd
Co-Director CUNY Peer Leaders Program and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Kashema Hutchinson, PhD
Co-Director of the CUNY Peer Leaders ProgramĀ 
The FuturesĀ Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY

For more details about the program, including eligibility and participation requirements,Ā please visit our website Ā»

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