Owning a home is a central part of the American Dream, and some veterans turned real estate agents are planning a free home buyer seminar at York College to help those who protect that dream afford homes of their own.
The college, which is part of City University of New York, has the lowest student debt average in America. A study by The Institute for College Access & Success in 2013 found that the four-year college had an average student debt of $2,271. In New York state, the average student debt is $26,381
York representatives told The Courier that they are in negotiations with many businesses looking to partner with the school in exchange for no corporate, sales or property taxes for 10 years, and move to a property near the school or build on a portion of 3.5 acres of vacant, government-owned land on campus.
What a home coming. The York College men’s soccer team scored eight goals to win a dominating game against St. Joseph’s College, 8-0, in its home opener on Tuesday. The goals were the most scored in a game by the Cardinals since September 4, 2008, when the team routed Yeshiva University, 14-3. York is now […]
CHARLES OSBORN As Jay Bryant, the brains behind the Harlem Magic Masters basketball and the emcee of its events, called out the name of each member of his team, a gymnasium filled with 300 campers from a half dozen organizations at York College on July 24 went ballistic. The children visited the school to see […]
The Senior Umbrella Network honored two York College students’ passion for gerontology with scholarships to fuel their futures in the field. The Senior Umbrella Network is a group of healthcare professionals geared toward senior advocacy. It gave $750 grants to Clari Ocasio of the Bronx and Thamar Valcin of Brooklyn. Ocasio, 31, a junior at […]
New cadets are being trained for a future serving the country right at York College, in the first city ROTC program in decades. Last September, the CUNY school took on an ROTC program for young, hopeful cadets. “I’ve wanted to be an officer all my life,” said junior Jerome Tabaosares. “I wanted to go to […]
When Sandy left thousands of people displaced, York College in Jamaica acted as one of the biggest shelters following the storm. Hundreds of York students lent a helping hand, and then some. “We started to realize that there is power in numbers,” said Daniele Fallon, an occupational therapy (OT) student who worked with evacuees. And […]
After a quarter century, Margaret Jones’ job was outsourced, and now she’s finding the online employment search very difficult. “It’s impossible if you don’t have the personal touch,” she said. But job fairs hosted by the New York State Department of Labor are imbuing her with a new hope. “I’m going to get a job,” […]
While leading a patrol on a well-known supply route in Iraq from Fallujah to Ramadi, Marine Tony Wan spotted a slight disturbance on the path. Following his training to question his suspicions, he drove closer. When he realized it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) it was too late, and before he could turn back and […]
NEWS YOU CAN USE York College holding jazz auditions for HS students The York College Summer Jazz Program will be holding auditions for high school sophomores and juniors on Saturday, May 14. These auditions will be held at 9 p.m. in the York College Performing Arts Center. The tuition-free jazz performance program includes six weeks […]
NEWS YOU CAN USE Job Expo at York College Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Assemblymember William Scarborough are sponsoring the annual Queens Job Expo on Friday, April 8, at York College. The college is located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, and the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from the […]
City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor Matthew Goldstein recently visited York College to address students and faculty, as well as answer questions from the audience. Paying for college, regarding recent tuition hikes at CUNY and possible cuts to financial aid from the federal government, was the focal point of this visit from the chancellor […]