The Office of Community Educational Engagement

within the Division of Economic Development, Continuing Studies & Government Relations

Contact Information

Phone : 718.982.2397

Vision Statement

The Office of Community Educational Engagement (OCEE) is a central resource and bridge connecting the college and community.  Our purpose is to prepare students to more fully participate and thrive in the 21st Century through academic programs, supportive learning communities, and internal and external partnerships.  The OCEE serves as a gateway into CSI for: 

  • Incoming students by providing comprehensive advisement and academic preparation in math, reading, and writing for success in credit-bearing courses, 
  • Adults 21 and over seeking their high school equivalency diploma, 
  • Adults 55 and over seeking non-credit bearing programs for enrichment and lifelong learning,
  • English Language Learners,
  • Staten Island residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and 
  • Cross-sector and cross-campus collaborations 

As a key component of CSI’s anchor mission and strategic priority for borough stewardship, the Office is comprised of nationally recognized pre-college programs, with pathways to college matriculation and success, as well as innovative non-credit bearing models for enrichment and life-long learning. OCEE’s programs draw upon the College’s legacy and commitment to civic prosperity, as well as CUNY’s public purpose for educational access and excellence: providing all of our stakeholders with opportunities to ascend at the College of Staten Island.

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Adult Literacy and Language Program (ALLP)

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CUNY Start 

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Math Start in the Community & at CSI

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CLIP/CUNY Language Immersion Program

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Community Engagement

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 Creative Exchange Program
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AHRC Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program
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Options Program/Mature Learners