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Educational Opportunity Centers

The statewide network of ten Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCS) and two Outreach and Counseling Centers essentially functions as the 65th campus of the State University of New York. With more than a thirty year history, EOCs have pioneered the way in providing urban communities with innovative academic programs leading to higher education, and vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Educational Opportunity Centers are the State's adult education model for the 21st Century. Its 600 faculty and staff promote human resource as well as community and economic development.

Specifically, the Educational Opportunity Centers:

  • Provide an integrated system of education, training and student support services to disadvantaged and adult residents;
  • Offer targeted services to business and industry to upgrade the skill levels of incumbent workers;
  • Collaborate with secondary schools to assist in the academic preparation of youth-at-risk;
  • Provide intergenerational learning programs to strengthen families; and narrow the digital divide in economically challenged communities by placing technology where it is accessible.

Educational Opportunity Centers also assist the State in meeting its Workforce Investment Act mandates. Given their current complement of core and intensive services, they are a significant partner in the required One Stops.

Annually, EOCs enroll about 16,000 students. Approximately 60% receive public assistance and the other 40% are disadvantaged workers. Sixty percent of these students are enrolled in academic programs such as Adult Basic Education, English as Second Language, High School Equivalency(HSE) and College Preparation. The remaining 40% are enrolled in demand driven vocational training pro- grams that result in job placement in entry level, career track employment in information technology, customer service and allied health.

Expanding this model to other impoverished regions, so they can also contribute to the economic and social fiber of the State, is a primary goal of the EOCs for the 21st Century.

Bronx EOC
1666 Bathgate Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 530-7000

Brooklyn EOC
111 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 802-3300

Buffalo EOC
555 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 645-9555

Capital District EOC
431 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-1900

Long Island EOC
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 434-3740

Manhattan EOC
163 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-4322

Queens EOC
158-29 Archer Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 725-3400

Rochester EOC
161 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 232-2730

Syracuse EOC
100 New Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 472-0130

Westchester EOC
26 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 606-7600

North Bronx Career Counseling and Outreach Center
2901 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 547-1001

SUNY College and Career Counseling Center
433 State Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
(518) 631-2257