Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) is one of the only four-year non-profit colleges in the city that enables low-income students to work full-time while pursuing their degree year round and full-time. MCNY believes that students learn best when they apply what they learn in the classroom directly to challenges in their workplace or community. MCNY was founded in 1964 by Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist. At that time it was called The Women’s Talent Corps. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today is MCNY.