DC-37 Campus - Manhattan


Located within the District Council 37 headquarters of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO) in lower Manhattan since 1972, the CNR - DC-37 Campus represents the oldest full-degree program offered at a union headquarters in the country.

Exclusively offered to union members, this Manhattan college campus provides a learning center for workers who wish to address life and career goals within a liberal arts framework.

  • The only college campus in the nation with 100 percent union membership, our students are in classes with their work colleagues
  • DC 37 funded financial aid is available to eligible members, including Contractual Aid and the Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Paraprofessional Program for family workers in Local 372 provides funding the covers six credits each semester
  • The campus is in the Headquarters Building for District Council 37 (AFL-CIO), the largest work union in New York City
  • Located in Tribeca, a key area in lower Manhattan adjacent to the Financial District and Freedom Tower
  • 22 personal computers with a networked printer
  • Use of three additional CNR computers in the Campus/Union library
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the campus for students with configured laptops, tablets, and mobile devices


The campus is located at 125 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007. (212) 815-1710

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By Car

From west and nrth of the City (Henry Hudson Parkway, George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel) Take the West Side Highway South (downtown) to Vesey Street (a left lane exit). Turn left immediately on to West Street. Barclay Street is the first uptown street to your right.

From east and northeast of the City (Triboro Bridge, Major Deegan, Harlem River Drive, Bruckner Expressway, Third Avenue Bridge) Take the FDR Drive South. Stay on the Drive through the tunnel that loops around Battery Park to West Street going North (uptown). Follow West Street to Barclay Street.

From the Brooklyn Bridge: Take the City Hall, Chambers Street exit. Proceed west on Chambers Street to West Broadway. Turn left on West Broadway to Barclay Street. Turn right on Barclay to Number 125.

By Public Transportation

The DC-37 Campus is within easy walking distance of the World Trade Center PATH Station. The closest subway stops are the Chamber Street stations on the 1, 2, 3, or A and C lines.