CUNY for the People

We are an alliance of Students, workers and communities fighting for a free and quality CUNY

We are built on CUNY’s history as an engine of social change, a home to radical educators, and a vibrant community of student activists - find out what makes CUNY Rising unique.



The "TAP Gap" is a flaw in the way New York funds financial aid that penalizes CUNY colleges for accepting low-income students. This year it will cost CUNY $82 million in lost funding.

Anyone can see it with their eyes how poorly CUNY is funded and it is a shame.

- Andrea Disalvio of Brokelyn College Campaign



Students are sharing their CUNY stories of broken facilities and broken stories. Use the hashtag #FixCUNY to add your voice.


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