LINKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMICS & DISABILITY SERVICES 
THE CUNY LEADS PROGRAM

leads

CUNY LEADS is a program established to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs.

LEADS is available on all CUNY campuses.  Each campus has a LEADS Counselor that collaborates with campus departments, agencies and businesses to provide career guidance and support to students.

This program is FREE for all eligible CUNY students.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any student with a documented disability enrolled in a CUNY program is eligible for participation in CUNY LEADS

 

*While it is preferred that the student is registered with Access-Ability Services, it is not required for participation in CUNY LEADS However, the student must present documentation of disability to the LEADS Counselor.  All documents & information will be kept confidential

SERVICES

  • Academic Counseling and Goal Setting for Majors, Career Exploration, or Transition to a 4 year school
  • Career Counseling & Life Planning, Exploration and Development
  • Job Search Skills and Assistance including: Resume and Cover Letter Review and Editing, Mock Interviewing, Interview Follow Up, and Soft Skills Training
  • Internship Exploration
  • Referrals for Tutoring, Scholastic and Health Service Supports, Benefits & Entitlements
  •  Counseling regarding ADA/504 Modifications and Disclosure
  • Self-Advocacy Skills

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

  • Students must submit appropriate medical, educational or psychological documentation regarding their disability
  • Students are responsible for completing the appropriate documentation to determine eligibility for the program as provided by the LEADS Counselor
  • Students should be prepared to explore career goals
  • Students must meet with the advisor on an ongoing basis.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Nicholas Giampetruzzi, LMHC, NCC

LEADS Advisor/Counselor

 

Office Hours: By Appointment

LEADS Office, Room D222

Tel.: 718-368-5161

Fax: 718-368-4782

Nicholas.Giampetruzzi@kbcc.cuny.edu

www.facebook.com/kingsborough.leads

 

RESOURCES

 

LEADS partners with the following KCC offices to promote student success:

Access-Ability Services

Room D-205, 718-368-5175

Access-Ability

Career Development, Transfer, New Start & Internship Opportunities

Room C-102, 718-368-5115

Career

Counseling & Health Services

Room D-102, 718-368-5975

Counseling Services

Single Stop

Room V231, 718-368-5411

Single Stop

TRiO Student Support Services

Room D-205, 718-368-5175

Trio Student Support

 

LEADS also partners with NYSED Office of ACCES-VR 
55 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor 
Brooklyn, NY 11217 
718-722-6700 
www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/brooklyn/home