New MCNY Bronx Campus Will Help Transform College and Local Communities

Bronx Community Leaders Share Sentiment

Bronx, N.Y. (September 8, 2016) – In a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) officially opened its new Bronx campus. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline.

Charles Armstrong, Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Laura Pires-Hester, Founding staff member of MCNY, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., MCNY President, Dr. Vinton Thompson, Wendy Cohen, Vice Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Carmen E. Arroyo, District 84 Assemblywoman, Melanie Schnoll-Begun, MCNY Trustee, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember
Bronx Borough President’s Proclamation presentation – Charles Armstrong, Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Laura Pires-Hester, Founding staff member of MCNY, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., MCNY President, Dr. Vinton Thompson, Wendy Cohen, Vice Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Carmen E. Arroyo, District 84 Assemblywoman, Melanie Schnoll-Begun, MCNY Trustee, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember

“MCNY Bronx was designed with students and the greater community in mind,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is my hope that our Bronx site will serve as a magnet and its benefits will extend beyond our students to area residents.”

President Thompson leads Rafael Salamanca and Ruben Diaz on tour of new facility.
President Thompson leads Rafael Salamanca and Ruben Diaz on tour of new facility.

The MCNY Bronx center is a new 26,000 sq. ft. facility that has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx. The new campus features seventeen classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events, making the campus an integral part of the local community, and providing opportunities for MCNY students to interact with neighborhood organizations.

In an interview with Bronx News 12, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. shares his pride. “They (MCNY) actually bought part of this building – they are here for the long haul,” says Diaz Jr., “[It] shows their commitment and trust for the future of our borough.”

Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

In addition to Borough President Diaz, Jr., the event was attended by Bronx Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr., State Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and Marlene Citron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

“The opening of MCNY Bronx establishes a strong community presence that is truly transformational for a college of our size and history,” Dr. Thompson added.

MCNY Bronx will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff.   MCNY will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.

Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875,

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Official Opening of New Bronx Location for Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)

WHAT:   Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for MCNY’s new Bronx campus

Hosted by:  Dr. Vinton Thompson, President, MCNY & Mercedes Melendez, Director, MCNY Bronx Extension Center

WHO:  Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.,  District 17 Councilmember, Carmen E. Arroyo,  District 84 Assemblywoman, Cedric Lofton, District Manager, Bronx Community Board 1

 WHEN:  Thursday, September 8th, 9:00am

 WHERE:  Metropolitan College of New York, 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York

WHY:  MCNY’s new Bronx location is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is a center piece of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline. MCNY’s new 26,000 sq. ft. state of the art campus has the capacity to serve over 500 students and helps the college grow and solidify its footprint in the Bronx.

The Bronx site will feature seventeen classrooms, 3 computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events to make the campus and integral part of the local community. The new facility will include public assembly spaces that will provide unprecedented opportunities for MCNY students to interact with the community and host many unique programs on campus.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

Along with MCNY President Vinton Thompson, Bronx Director Mercedes Melendez and local elected officials, current members of the faculty and student body will be on site. Tours of the new campus will also be available.

Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875, 

 About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) To Officially Open New State-of-the-Art Bronx Campus

Bronx Campus Will Transform College and Local Communities

Bronx, N.Y. (August 23, 2016) – In a ribbon cutting ceremony to be attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will officially open its new Bronx campus, at 463 East 149th Street. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline.

“The MCNY Bronx campus was designed with students and the greater community in mind,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is my hope that the new site will serve as a magnet and its benefits will extend beyond our students to area residents.”

The MCNY Bronx center is a new 26,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx. The new campus features seventeen classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events, making the campus an integral part of the local community, and providing opportunities for MCNY students to interact with neighborhood organizations.

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

“I am very proud of this beautiful facility – for the fact that it has created economic opportunities, educational and social services,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

The facility will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff.    MCNY will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of Metropolitan College of New York
Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of MCNY

“The opening of MCNY Bronx will demonstrate our long-term commitment to the South Bronx and its renaissance. The new space will establish a strong community presence that is truly transformational for a college of our size and history,” Dr. Thompson added.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

CONTACT:   Brian Franklin, The Wakeman Agency, 703-201-3875,  

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Official Opening of New Bronx Center for Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)


Triangle Metropolitan College Board Presentation 5-23-2013

WHAT:  Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for MCNY’s new Bronx Center

 WHO:  Vinton Thompson, President, MCNY & Elected officials TBD

 WHEN:  Thursday, September 8, 9:00am

 WHERE:  Metropolitan College of New York, 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York

WHY:  MCNY’s new Bronx Center is the
anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline. This new 26,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx.

The MCNY Bronx Center will feature seventeen classrooms, 3 computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events to make the campus and integral part of the local community. The new facility will include public assembly spaces that will provide unprecedented opportunities for MCNY students to interact with the community.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

Along with MCNY President Vinton Thompson and local elected officials, current members of the faculty and student body will be on site. Tours of the new campus will also be available.

Contact:  Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875, 

About Metropolitan College of New York 

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent
Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

Award-Winning Journalist Edward Borges Appointed MCNY Visiting Fellow

New York, NY — July 29, 2016    Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Edward Borges as an MCNY Visiting Fellow for Academic Year 2016-2017.  Mr. Borges brings rich knowledge of the politics of the culture of poverty in New York.  He is an award-winning journalist who writes for Crain’s New York Business and City & State.  Previously, he was a staff writer at The New York Daily News and The Miami Herald, and a contributing writer at Los Angeles Magazine, The Village Voice, and The New York Observer. He has also worked in advocacy communications for a number of New York organizations, including the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Rockefeller Family Fund, and the City of New York.

Borges is presently working on a book,

Eddie Borges, Journalist
Eddie Borges, Journalist

La Vida Hoy, about the family that was the subject of La Vida, The Culture of Poverty in New York and San Juan, that

was published in 1966. He hopes that by telling the ongoing story of the Rios family over the last 50 years he can shed light on the continuing crisis of concentrated poverty in the South Bronx.
Borges will work with the College to produce a series of conferences/events over the next year about the politics of the culture of poverty. He has already generated interest with potential community partners to co-sponsor these events with MCNY, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Community Connections for Youth, YouthFirst, Mixteca, and Prevent Child Abuse New York.

“It is our hope that these events will help further establish MCNY Bronx as a nexus for community-centered ideas and advocacy for eliminating child poverty and other social ills, in what, despite community progress in recent years, is still the poorest and unhealthiest congressional district in the United States.”, says Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of MCNY, “We welcome Eddie to the MCNY community as part of our ongoing commitment to promote social justice through education and action.”

Edward Borges grew up in Jamaica, Queens and attended Queens College. He now lives in the Bronx and will be based at MCNY Bronx as soon as it opens this Fall.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  MCNY will grow its footprint in the Bronx this fall with the opening of a 26,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility located at 463 East 149th Street (Triangle Plaza Hub). For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Celebrates its 39th Commencement – 500 Students to Graduate

Distinguished Community Leaders and Advocates for Social Change Address Graduates

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11, 2016   Today, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), one of the city’s most ethnically diverse institutions, celebrated its 39th annual commencement.  Five hundred students were awarded degrees at the ceremony which was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.  MCNY’s President Vinton Thompson presided over the ceremony, while Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, delivered the keynote address. Brian Silva, MCNY Alumnus and Executive Director of Marriage Equity USA (MEUSA), and Dr. Melvin Douglass, MCNY Trustee and Co-Founder of YOUniversity Bound, received honorary doctorates.

“Today marks a new beginning for our graduates and our college,” said Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of Metropolitan College of New York. “We celebrate the commitment that our students have made as they have earned the tools they need to help move our fellow citizens, our country, and our world forward.  We also celebrate our new Manhattan campus, which officially opened this week and will help us better serve students and our community at large.”

Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters were bestowed upon Jennifer Jones Austin, Brian Silva and Dr. Melvin Douglass.

jennifer-jones-austin headshotJennifer Jones Austin delivered the commencement keynote address to MCNY’s undergraduate and graduate candidates.  Jones Austin is the CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), a prominent New York City social policy and advocacy organization with over 200 member human services agencies operating throughout New York City.  Prior to joining FPWA, Ms. Jones Austin served as Senior Vice President of United Way of New York City.

brian silva headshotBrian Silva, Executive Director of MEUSA, was recently named Director of Grassroots Engagement for the National Equality Action Team for Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and is also an alumnus of MCNY.  Under Silva’s leadership, MEUSA is credited with galvanizing support around the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision affirming marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.  At FFAA, Brian is overseeing the transition of MEUSA/NEAT and other initiatives to bring volunteer, grassroots participation into the national campaign for LGBTQ non‑discrimination.

mel headshot croppedDr. Melvin Douglass, Co-Founder of YOUniversity Bound, is an expert in K-12 education, urban education, organizational administration and supervision.  As MCNY Trustee, Dr. Douglass oversees the Academic Affairs Committee. Civic-minded and deeply dedicated to New York’s educational community, Dr. Douglass has been described as “one of America’s most profound, insightful, engaging, sensitive and accomplished instructional leaders on the scene today.”

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Officially Opens New State-of-the-Art Manhattan Campus

Manhattan Campus Will Transform College and Local Communities

New York, N.Y. (June 8, 2016) – Today, in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) officially opened its new Manhattan campus. The new campus, located in Manhattan’s Financial District, marks a stunning transformation for the college with an enhanced public presence, improved facilities for students and staff, and enormously strengthened possibilities for community outreach.

“Our new Manhattan campus represents a major community investment which will strengthen the long-term institutional and financial stability of the College and support cultural outreach and engagement with local businesses and community groups,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson.

MCNY purchased a commercial condominium at 40 Rector Street in Manhattan with 110,000 square feet of space and a prominent, dedicated entrance at 60 West Street, three blocks south of the World Trade Center. The campus is located in the midst of a large concentration of mass transit lines in the city and gives students nearly twice as many transportation options as they had at the previous location.

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MCNY Learning Commons Study Lounge

The new campus offers MCNY expanded capacity to accommodate additional students and enables current students to take advantage of up-to-date technology and spaces specifically configured to serve changing college needs. A grand feature of the new space is The Learning Commons that unites the Library with Academic Support. This centerpiece of the 7th floor features expanded computer resources and workstations, a lounge area for collaboration, and the college’s tutoring, mentoring and other academic support programs.

To facilitate collaboration with the wide range of nearby non-profit organizations, state and local government offices and businesses, the new campus features a publicly accessible first floor multipurpose space that allows the college to offer expanded service programs, including symposiums, workshops and community gatherings.

“The opening of our new Manhattan campus positions MCNY favorably in a highly competitive market, and ushers in a new era of community engagement and opportunities for our students,” Thompson added.

CONTACT:

Brian Franklin,  The Wakeman Agency,  703-201-3875  

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Celebrates its 39th Commencement – 550 Students to Graduate

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Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875, 

 

WHAT:  Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will hold its 39th  Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Five hundred and fifty students will be awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, School for Business, and School for Public Affairs & Administration programs.

WHO:  MCNY President Vinton Thompson will preside over the ceremony

Keynote Address:jennifer-jones-austin headshot

  • Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Jennifer Jones Austin is the CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), a prominent New York City social policy and advocacy organization with over 200 member human services agencies operating throughout New York City.  Prior to joining FPWA, Ms. Jones Austin served as Senior Vice President of United Way of New York City.

Honorary Degrees:

  • Brian Silva, Executive Director, Marriage Equity USA and MCNY Alumnus

Brian Silva serves as Executive Director of Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA), and Director of Grassroots Engagement and the National Equality Action Team for brian silva headshotFreedom for All Americans (FFAA).  MEUSA is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated to achieving civil marriage equality in all 50 states and at the federal level.  Under Silva’s leadership, MEUSA is credited with galvanizing support around the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision affirming marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.  At FFAA, Brian is overseeing the transition of MEUSA/NEAT and other initiatives to bring volunteer, grassroots participation into t
he national campaign for LGBTQ non-discrimination.

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  • Melvin Douglass, Co-Founder, YOUniversity Bound and MCNY Trustee

Dr. Melvin Douglass is an expert in K-12 education, urban education, organizational administration and supervision.  As an MCNY Trustee, Dr. Douglass oversees the Academic Affairs Committee.   Civic-minded and deeply dedicated to New York’s educational community, Dr. Douglass has been described as “one of America’s most profound, insightful, engaging, sensitive and accomplished instructional leaders on the scene today.”W HEN:  Saturday, June 11, 2016 –  Doors open to guests at 3pm, Ceremony begins at 4pm

WHERE:  Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC

WHEN:  Saturday, June 11, 2016, Doors open to guests at 3pm, Cermony begins at 4pm

Editor’s Note:  To attend and/or arrange coverage of MCNY’s Commencement, for student stories, or for further assistance, please contact: Tina Georgiou, or 646-648-0694

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Official Opening of New Manhattan Campus for Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)


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WHAT:  
Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for MCNY’s new Manhattan campus 

WHO:  Vinton Thompson, President, MCNY,  Elected Officials TBD

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 8th, 9:30am

WHERE:  Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006  Community Commons, 1st Floor

WHY:  MCNY’s new campus in downtown Manhattan’s Financial District represents a major community investment which will strengthen the long-term institutional and financial stability of MCNY and provide expanded capacity to accommodate additional students.

For the new campus, MCNY purchased a commercial condominium at 40 Rector Street, with 110,000 sq. ft. of space and a prominent, dedicated entrance at 60 West Street, three blocks south of the World Trade Center. The new space offers significant advantages including greatly improved transportation options for students and a better location to partner with local businesses and community groups. 

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: 

Along with MCNY President Vinton Thompson, current members of the faculty and student body will be on site. Tours of the new campus will also be available.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study.

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) to Open New Bronx Location

New Multipurpose Space to Expand Capacity and Program Offerings and Revitalize South Bronx’s Hub Shopping Area

Triangle Metropolitan College Board Presentation 5-23-2013New York, N.Y. (April 6, 2016) – Beginning in the late summer 2016, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will grow its footprint in the Bronx with the opening of a 26,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility with the capacity to serve over 500 students. Located at 463 East 149th Street, the new site is part of the development of Triangle Plaza Hub, a mixed commercial project that is a centerpiece of redevelopment in the Hub shopping area at the second busiest subway stop in the Bronx.

MCNY Bronx will feature seventeen classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events to make it an integral part of the local community. The new facility will include public assembly spaces that will allow the college to host unique programs on site and provide unprecedented opportunities for MCNY students to interact with the community.

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of Metropolitan College of New York
Dr. Vinton Thompson, President of Metropolitan College of New York

“MCNY Bronx is designed with students and the greater community in mind,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is my hope that our Bronx site will serve as a magnet to the community that will benefit both the community at large and students.

MCNY will be part of the ongoing economic development in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline. With MCNY Bronx serving as an anchor, the Triangle Plaza Hub facility has already attracted a grocery store and a restaurant. Other businesses will be eager to locate nearby to take advantage of hundreds of students coming and going on a daily basis.

MCNY Bronx will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff.   It will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.

“The opening of MCNY Bronx demonstrates our long-term commitment to the South Bronx Community and its renaissance. The new space establishes a strong community presence that is truly transformational for a college of our size and history,” Dr. Thompson added.

CONTACT:   Brian Franklin, The Wakeman Agency — 703-201-3875  

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in Soho/Tribeca at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.