Institutional Partners

 St. John's University (SJU), Queens, NY, is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic University founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community. More than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at SJU’s six campuses (Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale, N.Y.; Rome, Italy; Paris, France). St. John's University offers comprehensive and varied academic programs that include more than 100 majors and concentrations. In 2011, St. John's was ranked as a Tier One university by U.S. World News' college rankings.

 York College of the City University of New York (CUNY), Queens, NY, is one of eleven senior colleges in the CUNY system. Founded in 1966, York was the first senior college founded under the newly formed CUNY system, which united several previously independent public colleges into a single public university system in 1961. With a current enrollment of more than 7,780 students, York serves as one of CUNY's leading liberal arts colleges, granting bachelor's degrees in more than 40 fields, including those in the Health Professions and Nursing (BS).

 North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T), Greensboro, NC. NC A&T is a land-grant university located in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is the largest publicly funded historically black college in the state of North Carolina. Established in 1891 as The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race, NC A&T currently offers 117 undergraduate degree programs, more than 58 master’s degree programs, and Ph.D. programs in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines. It is the nation's top producer of minorities with degrees in the STEM fields (science, mathematics, engineering and technology).

 The College of Mount Saint Vincent (MSV), Bronx, NY. Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of New York, MSV is a Catholic liberal arts that serves the emerging populations of the     New York area. Today, the school serves 1,800 students, with professional undergraduate programs in nursing, business, communication, and education. In addition, the college offers a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum with distinctive strengths in biology, biochemistry, English, psychology, and sociology. The College also offers graduate degree programs in nursing, business, education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Founded in 1867, the institution's original mission was to train young men in ministry. It subsequently broadened its mission to educate both men and women as teachers, and today offers a variety of programs in professional fields, including engineering, business, teacher education, architecture, hospitality management and social work. While Morgan is a historically black institution, it has served students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Its mission today is to enroll a student body that is diverse in its socioeconomic and academic status and to provide the full-range of experiences and services that permits it to successfully serve students with a wide variety of goals and needs.