College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
BMI / CSI

CUNY Black Male Initiative at CSI/ College Success Initiative, Learning by Teaching Program
 Learning Community
  (Incoming freshmen only)

The BMI/CSI Learning Community is a one-year (2 semesters) course sequence that includes four courses, which incorporate discussions about college life and examine important literary works and social issues.  The Learning community includes:

  • English 111 and SPD 101 (Fall semester)
  • COR 100 and English 151 (Spring semester)
  • Smaller classroom sizes (18 students)
  • Two field trips with a focus on Latino and African American culture
  • Monthly workshops during the fall and spring semesters
  • Peer mentoring and tutoring
  • Paid internships (students are required to successfully complete and pass all classes)