Terrance Coffie transferred to NYU Silver from Bronx Community College, where he graduated Phi Theta Kappa and named to the 2014 Coca-Cola and New York State All-Academic Team, the President’s Roundtable of Community Colleges and a 2014 Global Scholar by the International Studies Program in Salzburg, Austria. Terrance has been active in various events on and off-campus, including “The Journey Live,” a community event where he shared the story of his life and academic career. Panelists such as NYU Silver’s Dr. Robert Hawkins also spoke on the value of education to those from unprivileged communities. Terrance has partnered with Silver’s USGA and Knock Knock Give A Sock to co-host “Meet Your Neighbor Dinner” with clients from his work at The Doe Fund, a transitional housing program that provides homeless and formerly incarcerated men with opportunities to change their lives through work and education. Also with the USGA, he recently spearheaded a community panel discussion on “The Reality of Mass Incarceration,” which gained the support from famed writer and activist Michelle Alexander. Terrance participated in the signing of New York City’s “Fair Chance Act – Ban The Box,” a legislation that eliminated questions on employment applications about criminal records. For his POPS project, Terrance created the College Pathways Program at The Doe Fund to assist men in the pursuit of higher education. Terrance has assisted over 25 men in realizing their hopes for a college education and better life. Terrance is a social activist, mentor community leader, and emerging clinician who will be pursuing his interest of policy reform, specifically in the area of re-entry and education, as he embarks on his MSW in fall 2016.