Grant-Sponsored Programs and Partnerships

CUNY Explorers

CUNY Explorers ensures that every middle-school student has the opportunity to visit a college campus to promote high school, college, and life success. Through age-appropriate and customized visits, CUNY reinforces the message that all students CAN GO to college, college is AFFORDABLE, and students can take steps NOW to achieve their college goals. 

Contact: Sherri-Ann Simmons Terry, Program Coordinator 718-281-5312 •


STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program)

STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) is a pre-collegiate program, successfully running at QCC (Queensborough Community College, Bayside NY) since 2006. The program, which is funded by the New York State Department of Education, seeks to strengthen students' skills in science and math and motivate them to enroll in college and pursue careers in science, technology, and the licensed professions. STEP is offered to students in grades 7-12 who are either underrepresented minorities and/or economically disadvantaged.

Liberty Partnerships Program

The Queensborough Liberty Partnerships Program is one of 47 Liberty Partnerships Programs across New York State and one of 18 Liberty Partnerships Programs in the New York City metropolitan area. All partnerships are between colleges and universities and middle and high schools.

Project PRIZE provides comprehensive services to students, including: Academic Support. Counseling, College Preparation, Workforce Preparation, Parent Engagement, Recreational and Cultural Enrichment.

Contact: Yicel Nota-Latif, Director 718-281-5331 •

R.I.S.E. - Road to Interdependence and Student Excellence

Career Exploration & Educational Services Supporting Advancement in Education & Beyond

R.I.S.E. is an inclusive free program with Career and Technical Education Specialists providing unlimited one-on-one meetings to help guide credit and non-credit students with their academic and career journey. Students will create a strategic set of individualized goals that will decrease the barriers they face while boosting the skills needed to increase employment opportunities and job retention.

We offer: Personalized Action Plans, Mentorships, Internship opportunities, Academic Tutoring & Skill-Building Workshops, Resume writing, Career exploration, and the R.I.S.E. Council. For more information, contact Josephine Troia at 718-281-5535 • Apply Here.

Support for the development/production of this material is provided by a grant under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act administered by the New York State Education Department.

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Training Program

Funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)/New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), we offer a Certified Recovery  Peer  Advocate (CRPA) Training Program to qualified students, which consists of over 90 hours of training, including a non-credit CRPA Certification Workshop and a three -credit Addictions and Dependencies course.

For more information, contact Christina Cairoli at


ACE Upskilling: Free Online Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing & Security

QCC's Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing enables participants to earn up to six AWS Certifications, including the AWS Cloud Computing Fundamentals, the AWS Solutions Architect Certification, the AWS Developer Associate Certification, the AWS SysOps Administrator Associate Certification, the AWS Specialization in Big Data and the AWS Specialization in Machine Learning Certifications.

Topics to be covered:

  • What the AWS Cloud is and its basic global infrastructure
  • Basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases
  • Basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Billing, account management and pricing models
  • How to identify sources of documentation or technical assistance
  • How to describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Backend development for data-driven websites
  • How to create a data-driven website
  • Additional topics such as: SQL, NoSQL, industry-standard web frameworks, responsive web design, server-side data input & validation, and source and revision control.

Program Requirements:
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED/HSE 
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Passionate about a career in AWS Cloud Computing
  • The course serves CUNY degree and non-degree students, alumni, and the broader NYC population.

Upcoming Sessions:


ACE Upskilling: Free Online Software Engineering Micro-Credential Career Track in Web Development (Boot Camp)

QCC’s Software Engineering Micro-Credential Career Track in Web Development is designed to
provide learners passionate for a career in Software Engineering to quickly develop highly in-demand web development skills, including programming languages, tools and technologies to succeed in front end and back end development, as well as full stack development. This intensive Boot Camp will immerse learners in a 100-hour online development environment over an intensive five-week time frame
and is led by Software Engineering Industry experts and Instructors. 

Training Qualifications:

The bootcamp focuses on the skills needed to build, maintain, and administrate static and dynamic website. At the beginning of the courses, students will learn how to construct and test code in different interfaces such as HTML-HTML5, CSS-CSS3, and JavaScript. After that, the course will teach students how to explore different libraries and frameworks, customize existing routines or procedures in their code, and leverage code from past projects to develop code for a new one. Students will also introduce to back-end programming and database concepts. 
At the end, students will demonstrate their coding skills by translating design requirements and instructions into a responsive implementation using different interfaces and frameworks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • At the end of the training course, student shall be able to:
  • Have completed a personal portfolio and a group project that spans the entirety of full stack application. 
  • Have a complete programming skill set to succeed in web development role.
  • Be eligible to apply for both internships and employment opportunities.
  • Build and test code using text editor, and translate design instruction into code.
  • Translate design direction into a responsive implementation using different web development techniques.
  • Collect and use existing routines or procedures and integrate them into their code.
  • Customize frameworks, like a blueprint or a template, for their application.
  • Display ingenuity and initiative to resolve difficulties while working on individual or team project.
  • Deliver tasks on-time and match quality requirements.
  • Carry his/her share of the team’s load and work with people with a variety of ideas and participate in a team culture.
  • Communicate with instructors and colleagues on application and development of projects.
  • Program Requirements:
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED/HSE 
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Passionate about a career in Software Engineering
  • Be a NY Resident

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Advanced*: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 – Thursday, June 29th, 2023 
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5 PM – 9 PM; Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM.

    Level of readiness is defined via a placement test. 




Certified Hemodialysis Technician Training

Queensborough Community College's Department of Workforce Development has partnered with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to offer the "Out-of-School Youth" population advanced training to become a Certified Hemodialysis Technician.

For more information and additional pre-entry requirements, please contact:

Rodney Shannon, Senior Program Associate 718-281-5522 •

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Grant Sponsored Programs and Partnerships

  • Youth: College and Career Readiness
  • Technology
  • Workforce Development
  • Health/Medical related

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.