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POSSABILITIES CLUB

Mission Statement

The mission of our club is to advocate for and support students who have visible and invisible challenges, and build a community around the goal of retention and graduation. Our Club will provide awareness of every day challenges experienced by our students through educational and social events, fundraising and support groups.

Our club spreads awareness about a variety of disabilities through exciting initiatives and events such as film festivals, celebrations, art shows and cultural events, and works closely with CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD), to address student concerns in regards to accessibility across CUNY.

2014-2015 Club Officers:

 

 

Events & Activities:

 

  • Biweekly PossAbilities Club Meeting
  • Lobby Trip to Albany with CUNY Coalition on Students with Disabilities (CCSD)
  • Disability Awareness Month Event Organization
  • Health and wellness activities i.e., participation in "Color Run," event.
  • Engage in fitness events for people with disabilities i.e., with Achilles and In-Tandem organizations
  • Organizing Annual Film Festival awareness about disabilities
  • Halloween, Thanksgiving and other Holiday festivities and celebrations
  • Month of March ReelAbilities Film Festival, in Collaboration with the School of Social Work
  • CUNY wide club activities, retreats, parties and celebrations
  • Performing arts events
  • Cultural and social trips, such as museum and culinary visits

Partnerships:

 

  • Eye to Eye -An opportunity to mentor middle school students with Learning disabilities and ADHD, by College students. http://eyetoeyenational.org/

  • Achilles International -A non-profit organization with chapters and members in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. Achilles provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support through events organized in parks, gyms, and tracks all over the world. http://www.achillesinternational.org/who/overview
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival -New York Disabilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness of the life experiences of people with disabilities, will return every March to show selected movies which is open to campus community. http://www.reelabilities.org/
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    We welcome your thoughts and ideas for enhancing services

    for students with disabilities at Hunter College.

    Join us to innovate, create and grow today!

    Contact Ms. Rachel Alexiou, Advisor at 212-650-3580 ra602@hunter.cuny.edu

    Or Ms. Karen Perlman at 212-650-6269 kp170@hunter.cuny.edu

    for more information...

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    contact us

    e: AccessABILITY@hunter.cuny.edu
    t: 212.772.4857  |  f: 212.650.3449  |  vp: 646.755.3129
    Room 1214B, East Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065