Ricardo Almonte joined CUNY Prep as a College Success Coach in November 2016. Born and raised in the Bronx, Mr. Almonte is committed to working with underserved communities and believes that every student, regardless of identification, deserves an opportunity to succeed in a supportive and encouraging environment.
“As an HSE-recipient and first-generation college student myself, I know how difficult it can be for students to make the transition from this setting to the world of higher education,” says Almonte. “I want to do everything I can to support CUNY Prep’s mission to empower students and help them make the most of their second chance at education.”
Mr. Almonte earned his Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the Baruch College School of Public Affairs in May 2016. He began his career as a peer tutor at Borough of Manhattan Community College before transferring to Vassar College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, and has been working with students pursuing their high school equivalency and students in college ever since.