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” Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve”

Welcome to the CUNY EDGE Program

CUNY EDGE (Educate, Develop, Graduate, Empower) is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York. CUNY EDGE provides eligible students in pursuit of an undergraduate degree with a wide range of services, supplemental resources, and support needed to succeed in college and in their careers.

​CUNY EDGE envisions a world in which all people have access to the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve academic success, a sustainable career, and a brighter future. The program works tirelessly to make this vision a reality.

Our mission is to help CUNY students who are receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment. We offer enhanced and structured academic support services. Our values encompass all aspects of our work. Our values define us—who we are and who we are not. CUNY EDGE commits to being:

  • Dedicated to our work
  • Committed to equality
  • Student-focused
  • Collaborative
  • Accessible
  • Supportive

Office Information

Meryl Mintzer
Program Coordinator
Kiely Hall 111K​
(718) 570-0602
(917) 342-2954​

Caitlin Wilson
Program Assistant
Kiely Hall 111
(718) 570-0602 

Due to current circumstances CUNY EDGE is utilizing a hybrid work model. For the remainder of the summer In-person office hours are Monday and Tuesday  8:30-5. Zoom appointment are available Monday-Friday from 9-5. You can schedule an appointment with  Additionally you can set up an appointment through QC navigate or by clicking the following link 


How Are Students Enrolled With CUNY EDGE?

The Human Resource Administration requires students to complete an HRA-154 form at the start of each semester. This confirms a student’s enrollment with CUNY. Students can report to the CUNY EDGE office to drop off a school letter for completion. Allow two to three business days for the school letters to be prepared for pickup.

HRA requires classroom activities, homework hours, internships, and Federal Work-Study hours to be reported for CUNY EDGE students. Students are required to meet with an EDGE staff member once a month to fulfill their engagement requirements


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