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Center for Optimal College Readiness

The Center for Optimal College Readiness (COCR) connects Manhattan College students with local public and parochial school students in need of tutoring, mentoring, academic counseling and college application support.

Whether you are an undergraduate tutor or a graduate counselor-in-training, this is a great opportunity to work with kids, teachers and counselors, while collaborating with a team and making a difference in the local community.

The Center of Optimal Readiness (COCR) aims to develop and sustain a community of learners who will be successful in post-secondary education. 

The center places students in schools where they provide outreach tutoring, mentoring, help with academic counseling and college-application related work. The program has both undergraduate tutors and graduate counselors-in-training.

COCR focuses on two goals:

  • A multifaceted college readiness program based on Dr. Fitzpatrick's book, Counseling the 21st Century for Optimal College and Career Readiness.
  • Outreach from college and graduate students focused on academic improvement.

Support the COCR

The Center for Optimal College Readiness is a resource that helps support underserved students in our local Bronx community. Donate to help us continue and grow this important work! 

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