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Community Organizations

Ramapo for Children Academic Partnership

Ramapo for Children Academic Partnership logoRamapo for Children has over 96 years of experience in creating inclusive environments that promote learning, skill development, and positive behavioral change for children and young adults who are affected by social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children on the autism spectrum. Ramapo’s philosophy is grounded in the belief that supportive relationships are critical to the success of children. Ramapo runs direct service programming for youth and young adults and partners with schools and out-of-school time agencies to promote positive behavior, foster social and emotional skill development, and create safe communities marked by belonging and connectedness

Ramapo’s Approach consists of a toolbox of strategies and techniques for adults, conveyed through a distinct coaching model, that support the creation of successful learning environments for young people. This approach can be found throughout all their direct service and training programs and includes role modeling and building relationships to motivate behavioral change; clarifying expectations for behaviors and establishing structures and routines to create organized environments; adapting to the individual needs of young people who struggle to meet community expectations; and creating supportive communities to respond to challenges, reflect on experiences, and repair relationships.

As a way of saying "thank you" to the Ramapo for Children employees and volunteers who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing to those individuals as well as their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing

Ramapo for Children employees, volunteers, and their immediate adult family members will receive the following benefits:

  • A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
  • Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class, or a mix of both.
  • Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY.  We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY. 

Eligibility

Ramapo for Children employees, volunteers, and their families must show proof of active volunteer service or employment in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.

Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.

Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.

Please visit our eligible programs page for more information.