Give to Medgar

For over 50 years, Medgar Evers College has provided students access to an affordable and quality education. Donating to our various academic support programs, career and talent development initiatives, and scholarships will assist our students through to graduation. Thank you for your interest in helping to support Medgar Evers College students.

About Us

Medgar Evers College (MEC), founded in 1970 and one of 25 colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a vibrant, vital, and transformative Predominately Black Institution (PBI) that embraces the legacy of the slain civil rights leader whose name it bears through education, self-actualization, and community service. The College is located in the Crown Heights section of Central Brooklyn—one of the largest, most densely populated, and ethnically diverse sections of the borough. MEC students come from all boroughs of New York City (NYC) and represent over 105 countries around the world. The College’s educational philosophy is to provide an affordable, first-rate college education for Central Brooklyn and NYC residents who might otherwise have no access to college and are primarily first-generation college-goers.

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MEC is a four-year public and urban commuter college—and one of the few CUNY colleges that award both baccalaureate and associate degrees. MEC’s mission is to develop and maintain high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs and provide students with a solid liberal arts background. The College builds curriculum, programs, and partnerships that transform the lives of students of diverse backgrounds.

During the academic year 2020-2021, Medgar Evers College offered twenty baccalaureate degrees, ten associate degrees, and one credit-bearing certificate in its degree-granting programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, Medgar Evers College continued to provide instruction in distance learning format during the academic year 2020-2021.

What to Support


Medgar Evers College administers a variety of scholarships that provide educational opportunities for its students. Your donation is an investment in the future of Medgar Evers College and its students.

Transition Academy

Transition Academy was established to support students experiencing homelessness or issues of housing and food insecurity. Our student life specialists offer counseling and support with navigating the New York City housing system, providing food, transportation, and clothing.

Academic Schools

Our four academic schools provide a solid foundation of general education to prepare students to achieve personal and academic goals, through an approach that is fundamentally qualitative and transformative with a student-centered curriculum.

Career and Talent Development

  • Brooklyn Recovery Corp is an experiential learning initiative that fosters collaboration with non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Central Brooklyn Community.
  • CHAMPSS is designed to provide first-year and new transfer students with earned associate degrees, comprehensive support services that include financial, social, academic advisement to ensure a successful matriculation experience at the College.


  • Center for Black Literature broadens and enriches the public’s knowledge and appreciation of Black literature and literary works produced by the people of the African diaspora and the African continent.
  • Caribbean Research Center provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the New York social environment, the diverse social, cultural, and economic characteristics of the Caribbean-American community.
  • DuBois Bunche Center is an academy of scholar-activists and advocates dedicated to forging solutions to the challenges confronting people of color living within urban communities.
  • Center for Law & Social Justice community-based legal organization specializing in addressing racial justice issues. CLSJ provides quality legal advocacy, training, and research services in a personal manner to people of African descent and the disenfranchised.
  • Male Development Empowerment Center - Creating an ongoing learning community of male students organized around academic support, social interaction, civic engagement, and personal development to assist students on their road to graduation.
  • Center for Women’s Development provides specialized personal and confidential counseling for students who may experience life issues during their studies. The Center offers programming to assist and support our students while building a sense of community across campus.

Last modified: April 28, 2022