HEOP News & Events

Upcoming Events and Workshops

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Recent News from HEOP


  • Inclusive Leadership Conference 2019 February 20, 2019 
    2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Higher Education Opportunity Program  (HEOP) being part of New York State legislation, with programs now at over 50 private colleges across the state. To kick off a yearlong celebratory campaign at MMC, HEOP Director Harmony Cross and HEOP Counselor and Coordinator Keith Windsor accompanied students from MMC’s HEOP to Temple University in Philadelphia for the annual Inclusive Leadership Conference  on Saturday, February 9.

  • L-R: Vice President for Student Affairs Carol Jackson, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Jennifer Acev... September 27, 2018 

    On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, MMC’s Student Activities Advisory Board and Office of Student Development and Activities co-hosted an event in honor of Latinx Heritage Month, welcoming New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera as the keynote speaker.

  • 2018 Senior Speakers May 3, 2018 
    As commencement approaches, Senior Speakers Karla Castro, Christel Mitchell, and Tatiana Valencia took time to look back on their life at MMC.

  • 2018 Senior Speakers April 19, 2018 
    Karla Castro, Christel Mitchell, and Tatiana Valencia are MMC’s 2018 Senior Speakers.

  • Sindelt Flores, a Business Major, studies the Italian language at the Umbra Institute in Perugia,... July 13, 2017 

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    2017 Jeannette K. Watson Fellow

  • This photo of the Community Leadership Program ran in a local newspaper, Park East, September 11,... August 21, 2014 

    In 1967, Marymount Manhattan College launched its own war on poverty by contacting Sister Marie Thomas of Fort Greene’s Dr. White Community Center.  Later, MMC connected with Mattie Cook of East Harlem’s Addie Mae Collins Community Center.  Both women identified promising girls in their senior year of high school.  Twenty girls received tutoring at the neighborhood centers during their senior year and the summer afterward, leading to their admission to MMC in fall.  Twenty more students were enrolled in the Community Leadership Program, as it was called, in the fall of 1968 and 1969.  In 1969, New York State introduced its Higher Education Opportunity Program.  MMC joined HEOP immediately, and has participated ever since.  HEOP allowed MMC to reach out to traditional-age students who would need both financial and tutoring assistance to attend college.