Community Partnerships

SUNY Empire State College provides educational solutions to address the specific needs of community organizations and to help employees and members advance their education and careers.

Partnership benefits are available to employees, members and students of partnering community organizations and associations.

If you are interested in becoming a student and your employer or organization is already a partner, contact SUNY Empire for information about enrolling.

Participating organizations and associations include:

  • Access Supports for Living (formerly Occupations, Inc.)
  • Albany Behavioral Health Services
  • AlbanyCanCode
  • Albany Parking Authority
  • Art Students League
  • Association for Hebraic Studies Institute
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • BIG I New York
  • Camelot of Staten Island, Inc.
  • Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA)
  • Career Partners International Buffalo
  • Catholic Health
  • Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE)
  • Center for Disability Services
  • Children's Village
  • Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.
  • Dance Education Laboratory
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
  • Employer Resource Network (ERN) of the City Mission
  • Family Residencies & Essential Enterprises (F.R.E.E.)
  • Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)
  • Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY)
  • Five Towns Community Center
  • Fountain House
  • Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Mountain Technical Institute
  • HB Studio
  • HealthNow NY
  • Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo
  • Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center
  • Hudson River Community Credit Union
  • Iroquois Healthcare Association
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Life's WORC
  • Medical Answering Services
  • Modern States
  • Nachas Art Academy and Seminary (Long Island, NY)
  • New York Bankers Association
  • New York City Police Department
  • New York City Transit Authority
  • New York Oncology Hematology
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC)
  • North Country Chamber of Commerce (Plattsburgh, NY)
  • Northwell Health, Inc.
  • NYSARC, Inc.
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Occupations, Inc.
  • Prevention Council of Saratoga County
  • Rising Hope, Inc.
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Saylor Foundation
  • SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc.
  • St. Peter's Health Partners
  • Sunbridge Institute, Inc.
  • Sviva L’Parnassah Institute (SPI, Ontario, Canada)
  • The Wesley Community
  • Thornhill Torah Educational Center (Ontario, CN)
  • UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital
  • Vertus High School
  • Villa of Hope Youth & Family Services
  • Yip Harburg Foundation

Current Empire State College Professional Learning Evaluations

An Empire State College Professional Learning Evaluation (PLE) is a college-credit recommendation developed by SUNY Empire for college-level learning acquired outside of a college or university, such as an on-the-job training program. A SUNY Empire matriculated student who presents the necessary documentation may incorporate the recommended credit into a SUNY Empire degree program proposal, subject to any other applicable academic policies. All SUNY Empire professional learning evaluation credit recommendations are available to any matriculated student in the college. See the list of current PLEs.

More Information

Students interested in one of these partnerships should contact the Student Information Center at 800-847-3000.

Organizations interested in creating a similar partnership with us can contact the Office of Partnerships by phone at 800-847-3000, ext. 2851, or by email at


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