Op-ed | The importance of finding funding for CUNY, an engine of opportunity


As a former CUNY student and the daughter of an alumnus, I experienced firsthand how CUNY opens doors of opportunity, especially for women and people of color. Mayor Eric Adams, too, has benefited from a CUNY education, with degrees from both City Tech and John Jay College.

CUNY has given countless New Yorkers, like us, the foundation to succeed. Now, we have an opportunity to do right by our prized public colleges and universities with adequate investments in this year’s city budget. Future generations of New Yorkers deserve to benefit from the economic and civic mobility that CUNY makes possible.