The Options Institute provides professional development in college access and success, offering the following:
Our hallmark program is the Foundation Course for College Access Counseling. This certificate course covers the essential knowledge counselors need to help young people through the college process. The program emphasizes fundamental counseling skills and youth development approaches to working with students. We offer a variety of stand-alone seminars on related topics, such as working with immigrant students, working with students with disabilities and how to lead financial aid workshops for students and families.
The Options Institute also contracts with organizations to develop and provide training. We have worked with the NYC Department of Education, NYC Administration for Children's Services, iMentor, New York Cares, and NYU's College Advising Corps, among others. The Options Institute has also trained in Chicago Public Schools and for the Kinesis Foundation in Puerto Rico.
Deborah Fuller, Director
Cynthia Maldonado, Program Coordinator
352 West 110th Street
New York, NY 10025
Registration is open for the 2016-2017 academic year. To register, please visit our registration website.
Spring Counseling Series
-College Success Seminars
-Financial Aid Counseling
-Good Fit Colleges
for DOE Staff
Early Childhood Children and Youth
Summer Camp After School Star Learning Center Beacon Program Options Center Options InstituteOlder Adults Housing Mental Health Goddard Riverside Law Project Single Stop Community Arts Green Keepers Homeless Outreach
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