It’s a sad but true fact that there are more than 50,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New York City annually. To reduce this growing number, it’s vital to be aware of warning signs to look for to protect these vulnerable children. That is where New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) alumna Patrice Griffin comes in. Griffin is working hard to advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse through her nonprofit, Patrice’s Kids Inc. We recently spoke with her about her new book, The Unconscious Community, and why her past fuels this important work.
In the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic effects of New York, Ambrya Dingle, a first-year student in New York School of Career and Applied Studies' (NYSCAS) Medical Imaging program, was hit with another tragedy: a fire tore through the public housing building where she lived with her three children.
NYSCAS students have shown extraordinary strength during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We asked them to share their stories of hope and resilience with us. Here is Ronee’s story.
Earning a college degree can open career doors and put you in a position for higher lifetime earnings—but the cost of paying for college can be a big deterrent for many students. Financial aid and scholarships are available but figuring out which ones you may be eligible to receive and how to apply can be an overwhelming, arduous task.
Since March, university professors across the entire country have had to adapt their courses and lectures to the online, synchronous format. Professors who teach scientific subjects that require lab work—such as biology and chemistry—have had to get particularly creative.
Earning your college degree is a huge accomplishment — and a great way to boost your lifetime potential earnings and your personal happiness. In fact, research shows that Millennials who have bachelor’s degrees earn roughly $15,000 more each year than those who don’t and are about 8% less likely to be unemployed than those who have only high school degrees. Plus, college graduates have been found to lead healthier, happier lives.
If you’re interested in earning your graduate degree in education, pharmacy or computer science as quickly and economically as possible, you might want to learn more about the pathways programs created through partnerships between Touro’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) and Touro’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), Graduate School of Technology (GST), and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP). Having a master’s degree is a key asset that will help to set you apart from the competition when applying for a job in these high-demand fields, and our pathway programs alleviate some concerns regarding admissions and costs when considering a graduate school education.
Angela Velez, a NYSCAS alumna who recently graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in childhood education, discusses why special education is one of her passions, the ways in which Touro prepared her for a successful career and how she balances work, college and responsibilities at home.
Over the last several months, the Touro NYSCAS community—along with the rest of the world—has been presented with an unprecedented series of challenges. As we grapple with the losses we’ve endured and the uncertainty of the future, we must find new ways to live our lives and continue to move forward.
Alfred Caruso, a psychology major at NYSCAS’s Starrett City location in Brooklyn, graduated this past June magna cum laude. But just like his last semester at Touro, his commencement ceremony was quite different from what he had previously pictured. “I took part in the online ceremony,” he said. “I wore my cap and gown and made the best out of it.”