Fall Session Information

Students are to report each Saturday to room 314 in the Science building to check in, and sign their names for the day’s attendance, and the lunch order count. Students are expected to arrive on time and no earlier than 9:30 am. Program staff does not arrive before then, and your child is not allowed on campus without supervision. Students should be in their classrooms at 10:00am. Dismissal is at 2:30 pm. The attendance policy mandated by the state for this year, so students are eligible to be kept on the roster of the program is at least 70%, and the program year includes Session I, Session II and summer.

Please refer to the schedule of Program, so you are aware of the days your child is expected to attend the program. If your child is going to be absent or late, the office must be notified in advance. Kindly let us know, if your child travels independently and needs a metrocard, when you send their registration schedule,

As stated in previous communication, please note that a copy of the latest report card, state test scores, and transcripts, are to be submitted with the registration schedule.

See below for workshop descriptions and schedule.

How to Apply

For questions or more information, contact Program Director, Yicel Nota-Latif @ 718.281.5331

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

Queensborough Community College

Liberty Partnerships Program-Project PRIZE 2017-2018

Session I Fall 2017 September 23rd-December 9th, 2017

Workshops Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

  • OrigaMathics - Room: S414 Ms. Ellie (JHS)
  • Regents Prep - Room: S418 Mr. Sekban (HS)
  • Martial Arts - Room: S419 Mr. Malcolm (JHS-HS)
  • Good Chembrations - Room: S319 Ms. Aly (JHS)
  • Web World - Room: S322 Ms. Cathy (JHS-HS)
  • Digital Imaging - Room: LB-8 Ms. Marissa (JHS-HS)
  • Job Readiness Literacy - Room: S316 Mr. Branden (HS)

Lunch Time: 12:00 noon -12:30 pm Room: S-314

Workshops Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • OrigaMathics - Room: S414 Ms. Ellie (HS)
  • Away to Turkey We Go - Room: S418 Mr. Sekban (JHS-HS)
  • Graphic Design of The World in Lines - Room: S315 Ms. Olivea (JHS-HS)
  • FunFitness - Room: S419 QCC-Field Mr. Malcolm (JHS-HS)
  • Good Chembrations - Room: S319 Ms. Aly (HS)
  • Web World - Room: S322 Ms. Cathy (JHS-HS)
  • Bollywood Dance - Room: S416 Ms. Manmmeet (JHS-HS)
  • Painting - Room: S316 Ms. Marissa (JHS-HS)

Appropriate attire required For Martial Arts, City Sports, and other physical activity workshops, please come dressed and ready to workout in clothes that you can move freely in; a black or white shirt is required along with black, or grey sweatpants for Martial Arts. Foot wear is sneakers. No boots, dress shoes, heels, flats, sandals, or flip-flops.

Dance Dress Code: This class will have students required to wear long pants t-shirts, and also a sports bra underneath their clothing. Clothing for males should be long pants/t-shirts.

Unacceptable Clothing for these workshops: Skin tight clothing, tank tops for boys or girls, shorts, jeans, baggy clothing

Math Tutoring 10-12 and 12:30-2:30 S420 Assigned Tutors

Project PRIZE La Pearle Noir Mentoring Room S416 Application required for students to join. Presentation during parent orientation 9/30/17

Homework Help in all Subjects 10-12 and 12:30-2:30 S420 Assigned Tutors

  • A completed application signed by the parent is required for every student at the beginning of every program year.
  • All students must arrive on time each day. If a student will be late, or absent, please contact Ms. Yicel at the Project Prize office at 718 281-5331 in advance.
  • There will be no disrespectful behavior. If a student is disruptive to the program, they will be sent home. Parents will be notified immediately.
  • If the student continues the behavior upon returning to the program, they will be dismissed for the whole year


Web World

This class is a college/career readiness activity that will expose students to the programming field as an option to choose it as a major in college, and/or a career in the sciences. In this course students will learn how to use HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheet), and JavaScript language to create their personal webpage and games. The course will start with the basic fundamentals of web programming and build to more advance functions over the period. Begin your journey as a programmer and start coding. The course will start with the basic fundamentals of programming and build to more advance functions over the period. Begin your journey as a programmer and start coding! This class is conducive to culminate in a piece of work that students present on the day of the program’s luncheon. Beginners: Only those who have never taken Java Script. Intermediate: Only for those who have taken the beginner’s one with Mr. David.


Run by Certified Personal Trainer Malcolm Wright, the class will include a component geared towards helping each student reach their personal fitness goals through fun outdoor and indoor activities; whether those goals are for sports performance, general fitness or aesthetic; if you're looking to lose or gain weight/ muscle get lean/ripped abs, a flat stomach, leaner or bigger legs, as well as the fun activities, Malcolm will be creating personalized fitness programs and nutritional plans for each student. 

FunFitness will also include well rounded activities such as dodgeball, kickball and other "playground" games! Accountability, integrity and leadership, critical thinking will be the topics of sessions indoors. The desire to have fun is a must! If fun does not interest you this is not the class to take. (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑


In the classroom or in the outdoors of the QCC Gallery. Students get to visit the QCC indoors gallery as well, where Project PRIZE students’ art work has been exhibited. This class is conducive to students exhibiting their best pieces created during year on the day of the Project PRIZE end of the year luncheon, and its purpose is to cultivate students’ self-esteem, by letting them see how valuable is their work, the class teaches team building and other evidenced research pedagogic strategies that allows every student to learn. Color, contrast, techniques, effects, canvas, paper, themes….will be taught in this class.


This class addresses middle and high school common core Math. Origami: The origins of this art go way back to the 17th century AD at the latest, and were popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. Origami from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" is the traditional and exotic Japanese art of paper folding. Learn to make the most intricate creatures out of a simple piece of paper with folding and sculpting techniques. The math, will be explained: Triangles, Squares, area measurements of all the pieces of art made in the origami class.

Martial Arts

The class will include a practical and effective self-defense art based on Kun Fu, Karate and Kata. The training students will receive will be based on the basic self-defense strategies of these martial arts. Students are expected to come prepare and dressed in appropriate and comfortable attire. The commitment and discipline of students to learn and practice will determine their success in this class, however at the end of the term, students should be able to exhibit the skills learned to self-defend on the day of the Project PRIZE end of the year luncheon.

Bollywood Dance!

This is most beautiful, energetic, entertaining and educational class in which each student can expect to be challenged and engaged. The focus of this class will be Indian culture Dance, and students will get a mixture of fun and fundamentals. Students are expected to come to class prepared and dressed in appropriate and comfortable attire and prepare a performance that they plan and rehearse through the program year. This is one the most beautiful performances to watch on the day of the end of the year Project PRIZE luncheon.

Graphic Design of the World in Lines

“Logic will take you from point A to point B, Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein. In this class you’ll learn why no one escapes architecture. While working on small projects on which your creativity will make all the difference, we’ll be discussing the amazing world of building, learning how science and material/technology changed, and how the two changed how we view the world by using computers and software to design structures. This is a college quality class offered by Project PRIZE, and taught by QCC faculty. Students are exposed to view selected exhibitions such as the Frank Floyd show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other enriching classroom activities such a viewing of clips and pieces, and lectures. Students prepare an exhibition of their work that they display on the day of the end of the year Project PRIZE

Good CHEMbrations

This class is a college/career readiness activity that will expose students to Chemistry as an option to choose as a major in college, and/or a career in the sciences, and exposes students who have not taken chemistry in school yet.  The NYC schools teacher is assisted by a tutor, who helps those who are taking the class in school, and need extra support to improve their grade. This is a hands-on Chemistry class that will allow students to learn through inquiry and experiments that will teach the basics challenges and beauty of Chemistry. The Chemistry teacher will teach concepts in chemistry and the mechanics of chemical reactions through lab work.  

Regents Prep

For high school students who will review all the math topics in preparation for taking the Math Regents

Job Readiness Literacy

This is a class for middle and high school students. However, high school students have a specific assignment in the class: To prepare their resumes, learn to create a cover letter, that is kept in their files, and it is used to be sent out, when students are selected for internships, volunteer work, or in some cases, seasonal, part-time employment. This class is a requisite to be recommended for any of these activities. Students will also practice interviewing, and introducing oneself skills, job search techniques, and other topics in the world of work.

Away to Turkey We Go

Is back with NYC schools Turkey native teacher Mr. Zeki as demanded by students. Students become Turkish conversational speakers, learn about the culture, food, apparel, geography, economy, tourism, education, etc., and current trend and culture of young people in Turkey. This class is culture competency, enrichment, fun and laughter in the classroom during the whole term. The term culminates in a Turkish pastry delicacy sampling, and students present their Turkish performance on the day of the end of the year Project PRIZE luncheon


Will be delivered by La Pearle Noir to boys and Girls. Parents are requested to register their children in the mentoring component by completing and signing their application. La Pearle Noir mentoring program provides extra support in all the areas needed to middle and high school students through a team of big brothers and big sisters (Mentors).

Digital Imaging

Cameras, computers and software. This class introduces students to the creation of short imaging and video production, which themes and settings are selected by students from the outdoors on the QCC campus.


For students who might need to refresh or get extra support to improve their grade in any middle or high school subject.

Code of Conduct

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, CUNY and of Queensborough Community College, QCC, one of its constituent colleges, to recruit, employ, retain, and promote employees without regard to gender, age, national or ethnic origin, alienage or citizenship, race, color, creed, disability, marital or veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. For students, it is the policy of the University to recruit, admit, and provide educational programs, access to financial aid, support services and athletics without regard to gender, age, national or ethnic origin, alienage or citizenship, race, color, creed, disability, marital,  veteran’s status or sexual orientation.

QCC is committed to providing all students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation or harassment.

No student will be subjected to  harassment by employees of fellow students at the Liberty Partnerships Program-Project PRIZE LPP-PP in function or perception of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity) or sex by employees or students on QCC’s property or at functions on or off-campus.

QCC has in place multiple programs and policies designed to help overcome barriers to equitable access including an active Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, which is experienced in enabling accessibility of classes, and out of class services for students with a wide range of physical, learning, and other disabilities.

Preventing or responding to discrimination or harassment any questions or issues that arise will be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The office of Student Affairs has adopted the Taylor and Barnes (2009) approach to conduct management, which approach calls for:

1. A management program that is infused with conflict resolution path ways that are educationally based and meets institutions’ needs.

2. The establishment of a climate where each individual is respected and each individual also accepts their obligation to the campus community.

3. Moving away from strict adherence to rules to the well-developed theories of moral, ethical, and psychosocial development to lay down the foundation for the development of young adults who are learning to internalize the values of integrity judgement, compassion, personal responsibility, accountability and respect.

4. Viewing student conflict resolution and management not as an end in itself, but as a tool for affecting student growth and development to prepare student as productive, knowledge-generation and humane citizen of the world.

5. Upon hiring, all Project PRIZE staff will receive training on the LPP-PP Code of Conduct to discourage discrimination or harassment, raise the awareness and sensitivity and ensure non-discriminatory instructional and counseling methods. They will be made aware that federal civils rights laws and regulations protect students from harassment by school employees, other students and third parties and will learn about the QCC and Dignity Act policy, including their potential responsibilities under one or more of the federal civil rights laws. In addition, the Research Foundation of CUNY, which employees all grant funded staff, mandates the completion of an online harassment training for all employees. LPP students, parents and staff will be invited to review the QCC-LPP-PP code of conduct posted in the LPP-PP webpage of the QCC’s Website. Parents will receive a copy upon admission.

Upon entrance to the program, all students and families will be informed of the LPP Code of Conduct, behavioral expectations and how to report any incidents. The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives is another resource for LPP-PP staff and students. One of the Center’s educational programs focuses on school based harassment, including hate crimes and uses the lessons of the Holocaust and other human atrocities to help students of all ages to fully understand and constructively contextualize and react to hate crimes committed in their schools or communities. The project is based on the belief that young people and adults who are taught how to manage inter-group conflicts, and promote peaceful relations within and increasingly diverse society will ultimately become more culturally-sensitive community members and leaders of a society that values each and every human life.

The center is the only one of its kind in an educational setting in New York State. It serves 25,000 visitors and members annually, including QCC students, local residents, and the City’s public middle and high school students. Its mission is to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism, and stereotyping, The center reaches out across Queens’ diverse cultures and languages to engage its communities and foster positive interaction among its residents, with a particular focus on NYC public middle and high schools students though in-school instruction and activities and through visits to the Center. Project PRIZE will continue to schedule a visit to the center every year, where middle and high school students will learn alternatives to discriminatory or harassing attitudes and behaviors that increase awareness of and capacity to prevent and respond to acts of discrimination and/or harassment. 

Thank you,

Yicel Nota-Latif

Project Director

Liberty Partnerships Program-Project PRIZE

Program year 2017-2018


September 23

September 30

October 7 - Columbus Day - no program

October 14

October 21         

October 28

November 4

November 11

November 18

November 25 - Thanksgiving - no program

December 2

December 9

December 16 - Field trip




February 3

February 10

February 17 - Winter Recess - no program

February 24

March 3

March 10 - Field Trip

March 17

March 24

April 1 - Easter - no program

April 7

April 14

April 21 

April 28

May 5

May 12 - End of the Year Luncheon

May 17 - End of the Year Trip

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.