CUNY SPS PEWL Unit Publishes its FY23 Year in Review Report

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The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce the publication of the Professional Education and Workplace Learning (PEWL) unit's fourth report highlighting its notable work.

Established in 2006, PEWL’s mission is to provide individuals with the opportunity to advance their careers through professional coursework, and help organizations achieve their goals with custom workplace learning programs. Since its inception, PEWL has served more than 300,000 people.

In 2022-2023, under the leadership of Executive Director Amy Perez, PEWL managed and implemented a portfolio of $34.7 million in grants and contracts. The unit develops and runs training programs for city and state agencies and private organizations.

The report features the return of in-person classes for the Managing for Innovation program and the Energy Management program; a revamped Financial Independence Now Learning and Coaching series; the CUNY/Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) team using technology to further agency goals and the growing offerings and co-design work of the Academy for Community Behavioral Health.

“We are thrilled to showcase PEWL's critical and diverse work,” said CUNY SPS Dean Dr. Lisa R. Braverman. “This dynamic unit partners with agencies and organizations to develop learning solutions and provides employees with professional development through a variety of programming. It's unique within the CUNY system. If you read the report, you'll see why."

Perez oversees the unit of more than 200 staff members located at CUNY SPS, downtown Manhattan, and upstate New York which propels people and organizations forward.

"We embed ourselves into agencies across the entire state of New York to understand their needs and help solve problems," she said. "The work that my team does every day to support organizations, city and state agencies and ultimately New Yorkers to meet their goals and develop professionally is truly remarkable."

Read the PEWL Year in Review for Fiscal Year 2023

About the CUNY School of Professional Studies

As New York's leading online school since 2006, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) offers the most online bachelor's and master's degree options at the City University of New York, and serves as the University's first undergraduate all-transfer college. With 26 degrees and numerous other non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor's degree, progress from an associate's degree, earn a master's degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers. Consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report for its online offerings, CUNY SPS has emerged as a nationwide leader in online education. The School's renowned and affordable online programs ensure that busy working adults may fulfill their educational goals on their own time and schedule.

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