Campus Sustainability - 10 Year Plan
Campus Mission Statement-
Kingsborough Community College, located on a spectacular waterfront campus, is the only comprehensive community college in Brooklyn. It has earned national recognition for the large number of associate's degrees it confers, the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and the innovative programs that attract more than 40,000 students a year in credit, non- credit, workforce development and community service programs. In 2013, Kingsborough Community College was tapped as the third best community college in the country by the Aspen Institute, a leading philanthropic think tank.
Kingsborough offers students the opportunity to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution or the ability to develop skills necessary for immediate entry into the workforce-- or both. Nursing, allied health, maritime technology, graphic arts, tourism and hospitality and the new criminal justice curriculum provide students with opportunities for long-term career advancement. Students can opt to begin preparation for eventual doctoral study by working alongside a noted faculty astrophysicist or research biologist.
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) is dedicated to meeting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sustainability challenge to reduce greenhouse gases by 30% in 10 years by 2017. KCC is focusing its efforts on the seven pillars of this plan which include energy, water, transportation, recycling, procurement, nutrition, and education and community outreach. The college has been proactive on sustainability issues for many years. As far back as 1991 Kingsborough partnered with New York Power Authority to convert street lighting to energy saving lights.
Kingsborough has taken a leadership role in building high-quality programs and services that support the economic growth of Brooklyn and New York City. The Kingsborough Center for Economic and Workforce Development has received nearly $5 million in grants to train workers for the local market. The Center's "Project Welcome," funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is the only community-based job-training program in the country focused on the tourism and hospitality industry. To encourage and support small-business development, enterprise courses have been created to enable budding entrepreneurs to use Kingsborough's facilities to test products for market. In addition, the college recently opened a New Americans Center to assist the community's large immigrant population.
The array and quality of offerings, the excellence of the faculty and the extensive student-support services contribute to a student-centered learning environment for the traditional student as well as the non-traditional adult learner. Kingsborough graduates will enter the workforce or continue their education well-prepared for the challenges of the future. Kingsborough is "the college that works for you!"