College Now Summer Programs

College Now summer programs offer New York City’s public high school students enriching and unique educational experiences on each CUNY campus.  College credit and noncredit options are available for students.  Summer Metrocards and lunch vouchers are usually provided.  Find a summer program tailored to your interests, qualifications, and needs or try a more focused search to find the program that’s right for you.


Model New York City Council

The Model New York City Council Project, a collaborative project between the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs and College Now, provides a unique opportunity for 51 College Now students to get a hands-on experience in learning about city government, public administration and service.  Discover what it takes to balance the needs of the people with the needs of the public as a whole, and learn how civic involvement can have positive and long-lasting effects in your school, your community, and throughout the city.


The Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

The Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship competition rewards exemplary students who play a significant role in strengthening their community and/or school through civic service and volunteerism. The scholarship competition was established in 2002 by City College alumnus Robert Friedman as a tribute to the idealism and spirit of those who participated in the rescue effort following the World Trade Center tragedy. The Myself Third Program promotes the ideals of character, leadership and service, and honors college-bound students who engage in ongoing social action and volunteerism.


New York City Science & Engineering Fair

NYCSEF is the city’s largest high school research competition, with over 1,000 students participating annually.  The fair provides a supportive, academic venue for students to present their research, network with other NYC high school students and meet leading scientists and science professionals from around the metropolitan area.  NYCSEF builds on the longstanding collaboration between the NYC Department of Education and CUNY College Now.  The Preliminary Round takes place in early March in the Great Hall at The City College of New York.  The Finals Round, for the top 25% scoring projects, takes place in late March in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life in the American Museum of Natural History.  Teachers, family and other visitors are encouraged to meet the participants for the morning setup and during public viewing.  Fifteen projects are selected to represent NYC and compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.


LINCT To Success

LINCT to Success (formerly “At Home in College”) is a college access, transition and success program consisting of three components:  Pre-College (serving high school seniors), Bridge to College (serving graduating seniors in the summer between high school and college), and College (serving community college students).

Our Vision, Mission, Values & Guiding Principles:

Vision:  The CUNY LINCT to Success vision is to close the opportunity and achievement gap for New York City youth.

Mission:  LINCT to Success provides comprehensive learning opportunities so that New York City high school and college students develop the habits, attitudes and skills necessary to achieve long-term college and career success.