SFC Serves as Host Site for Brooklyn TCAC Transition Fair
On March 16, at its 179 Livingston Street campus, St. Francis College (SFC) co-hosted an event billed as the Transition Fair with the Brooklyn Transition and College Access Centers (TCAC), a division of the New York City Department of Education and community partner that supports students in need of academic, social-emotional and vocational accommodations.
Nearly 200 students attended the Transition Fair. After opening remarks by Dr. Jennifer Lancaster, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, the keynote address was delivered by New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Attendees then were able to take part in workshops to learn about fostering self-advocacy, pre-employment transition services, preparing for college (program offerings, admissions, financial aid, and accessibility and accommodations) and transitioning to life as a college student.
As their mission and vision statement asserts, the Brooklyn TCAC aim to provide a seamless transition for students from school to adult life. All students are afforded experiences that nurture their personal growth, facilitating multiple pathways to graduation and success after high school.
“The Brooklyn TCAC Transition Fair gave us a wonderful opportunity to show St. Francis College’s new campus to the larger community,” said Gregory Bardzell, Director of Success Partnerships. “It also provided high school students who need accommodations insight into life as a college student and what supports exist and are available to them.”