CUNY Peer Leaders Application 2022-2023

CUNY Peer Leaders Application Deadline For The 2022-2023 Cohort!
Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2022


Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

We’re recruiting for our next cohort of students for the Fall 2022 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. Students receive $1000 stipend for participating. Please circulate the call for applications below to students you know who might be interested in participating. 

Apply now!

More About CUNY Peer Leaders CUNY Peer Leaders is a community-based program that supports CUNY undergraduate students’ 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 is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that combines elements of the CUNY Humanities Alliance LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars program and the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Fellows Program. 

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 apply by Monday June 24, 2022 for this program.

Thank you all for your interest in this program!

Best,

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 Program 
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY

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

Workshop: Designing a Research Poster Presentation

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Undergraduate Researchers, are you getting ready for presenting your research?!

Please join City Tech’s Profs. Davide, Alcendor, and Xiao for a workshop on designing a research poster presentation

The sessions are Thursday, April 14th

Register for the 1:00-2:00PM session OR Register for the 4:00-5:00pm session. Two great options for a great workshop!

Workshop: ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement

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A new week, and more workshops, Undergraduate Researchers!

Do you have an ePortfolio? Interested in starting one or improving on yours?

You’re invited to join City Tech’s iTEC team for a workshop on ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement

The sessions are Wednesday, April 6th

Register for the 1:00-2:00PM session OR Register for the 4:00-5:00pm session. Two great options for a great workshop!

Workshop: Writing Abstracts for Research Projects

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More workshops this week, Undergraduate Researchers!

We’re reaching the midpoint of this semester’s workshops.

You’re invited to join Profs. ElHitti and Bannett and City Tech’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program for a workshop on Writing Abstracts for Research Projects

The sessions are tomorrow, Thursday, March 31th

Register for the 1:00-2:00PM session OR Register for the 4:00-5:00pm session. Two great options for one great workshop!

Workshop: Advancing Library Research Techniques

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But wait, there’s more, Undergraduate Researchers!

If you are participating in an undergraduate research program, the research programs’ workshops well underway!

You’re invited to join Prof. Berger and Prof. Leonard from City Tech’s library for a workshop on Advancing Library Research Techniques

The sessions are tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30th

Register for the 1:00-2:00PM session OR Register for the 4:00-5:00pm session. Two great options for one great workshop!

Workshop: Presenting Yourself Online

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Here’s a reminder for all Undergraduate Researchers:

If you are participating in an undergraduate research program, the research programs’ workshops well underway!

You’re invited to join the OpenLab Team for a workshop on presenting yourself online

The session is tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th, from 1:00-2:00PM.

Register for Presenting Yourself Online. See you then!

Workshop: Time Management TODAY

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Here’s a reminder for all Undergraduate Researchers:

If you are participating in an undergraduate research program, the research programs’ workshops are beginning today, Thursday, March 10th. This first workshop is a great place to start!

You’re invited to join the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) for today’s workshop on developing time management skills.

Again, the session is today, Thursday, March 10th, from 1:00-2:00PM.

Use the Zoom link to join.

Workshop: Being a Professional

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Calling all Undergraduate Researchers! If you are participating in an undergraduate research program, the research programs’ workshops start this week with Thursday’s workshop on Time Management. This second workshop, on Being a Professional, is a great opportunity not only for you as a researcher but also as you embark on or continue in your profession!

You’re invited to join Profs. Gregory and Walljasper for a workshop on developing professional skills. The session will be on Monday, March 14th from 12:00-1:00PM.

Use the Zoom link to register, and then join when it’s time for the workshop!

Workshop: Time Management

time” by Sean MacEntee via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Calling all Undergraduate Researchers! If you are participating in an undergraduate research program, the research programs’ workshops are beginning. This first workshop is a great place to start!

You’re invited to join the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) for a workshop on developing time management skills. The session will be on Thursday, March 10th from 1:00-2:00PM.

Use the Zoom link to join.