Resorts World New York City’s Gumbo Coalition University Returning for Second Session

(Queens, New York) – Resorts World New York City announced today its Gumbo Coalition University is returning for its second session on Thursday, January 13. The Gumbo Coalition University, an intensive twelve-week virtual mentorship program, is led by Marc Morial, the President of the National Urban League and former Mayor of New Orleans.

“Resorts World New York City is proud to once again sponsor the Gumbo Coalition University, offering college students the keys to success as they start to build their careers,” said Michelle Stoddart, Vice President of Community Development, Resorts World New York City. “By giving students face time with recognized leaders across business, media, and the non-profit world, they can learn valuable lessons from them and use that knowledge as they venture out into today’s job market.”

30 accomplished students were accepted into the Gumbo Coalition University Class of 2022. Many of the students hail from historically black colleges and universities including Cheyney University, North Carolina Central University, and Clark Atlanta University. Also represented in the new class are students from Marist College, York College, and St. John’s University. The students were chosen based on their academic achievements, active participation in clubs on campus, volunteer and work experience, and eagerness to become future leaders.

This year’s lecturers include: Hope Knight, Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development and President and CEO of Empire State Development; Cedric Dew, Senior Executive Director of the Jamaica YMCA; Ralph McDaniels, creator and host of music video program, Video Music Box; and Lavaille Lavette, President and Publisher, Ebony Magazine Publishing.

Throughout the course of the program, which is set to run through Thursday, March 31, students will engage in immersive discussions and exercises. They’ll receive a $500 scholarship upon completion.


About Resorts World New York City

Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering more than 8 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $3 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.

Contact: Kimberly Winston