TEDxCUNY Chapter at City College

Campus Contact: Reylyn Roldan - reylyn.roldan@macaulay.cuny.edu

About City College

Open the doors to all. Let the children of the rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct, and intellect.
— Townsend Harris Founder, 1847

The City College of New York is the oldest of City University’s 24 public institutions of higher learning. Located in Harlem, its campus runs along Convent Avenue from 130th to 141st Street. Since its founding in 1847, CCNY’s vision has remained the same: access to academic excellence. The College strives for excellence in its wide-ranging undergraduate and masters programs all of which are designed to prepare students for successful careers as well as for continuing graduate and post-graduate education.

City College's commitment to access is two-fold. It strives to offer an affordable education and to recruit and support a diverse student population, reflective of both New York City and the global society in which we live. Finally, the College will strive always to use its most valuable resources – a talented and dedicated faculty and staff and an inclusive and ambitious student body – to take a leadership role in the immediate community and across the nation.

Campus Organizers

  • Reylyn Roldan, Primary Campus Liaison & Director of Branding and Marketing
  • Erika San Antonio, Salon Coordinator



Making It Work (Against All Odds)

Tuesday - November 1, 2016
Zahn Innovation Center (Lower Level of the Marshak Building)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/142064529589536/

Event Information

"Making It Work (Against the Odds)" was the chosen theme to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of City College’s students, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Despite it all, however, City College has remained true to its vision of access to academic excellence - a promise that is reflected through the numerous accomplishments of its students. 


Ben Kassoy (Editor-in-Chief of DoSomething)

Linda Villarosa (Program Director of Journalism at CCNY)



Tuesday - April 21, 2015
Zahn Innovation Center (Lower Level of the Marshak Building)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/751636664956655/

Event Information

With the rising popularity and momentum of start-ups in NYC, City College’s Zahn Innovation Center has paralleled this growth, producing multiple success stories and student winners. We are hoping to maintain this CCNY momentum, further spreading and aiding our Harlem community. Along with technological start-ups, the Zahn Center has recently dedicated itself to expanding its vision to social entrepreneurship and to marking the importance of women entrepreneurs. With this in mind, we hope that these TEDxCUNYSalon talks will encourage City students to tackle issues that they see in our campus neighborhood, encourage women and minority students to take ownership of their passion for change, and not fear societal forces that may be oppressing them.


Weeks Mensah (Co-founder of Enza Academy)

Teona Lazashvili and Amali Nassereddine (Founders of Laddine)

Sean Petterson (Founder and CEO of StrongArm)

Marquise Stillwell (Founder of Openbox)

Sponsors and Partners