The COPE Program (College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment)
The College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE) program is funded
by and operated in collaboration with the Family Independence Administration of
the City of New York Human Resources Administration (HRA) to help students meet public assistance requirements while in school. The goal of the program is to create a partnership with each student to provide assistance and guidance with academic
and career pursuits. The program provides support and employment services to students in receipt of public assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). All pertinent HRA forms for the registration of training related expenses (TREs) such as childcare and carfare benefits are processed in the COPE of CE. We strive to assist students to obtain sustainable employment opportunities that lead to self-suf ciency. To support job search, employment attainment and retention, incentives in the form of MetroCards are provided to students who meet eligibility requirements. COPE services may include scholarships and FREE, NEW professional attire for women and men through our exclusive store, Edith's Place.