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What is CDI?

Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) partners with NYC public high schools to prepare young adults, ages 14- 24, to secure a successful future for themselves and their families. Through this partnership, our students develop the capability to graduate from high school and make informed decisions on higher education and careers.


CDI has college and career offices located in HPHS full time. They work together as a team to help students for FREE!



9-5pm, closed 12-1pm


For more information about CDI go to cdi-ny.org.
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College Services at HPHS (located in the library)

  • 2 full time college advisors at HPHS located in the library
  • One-on-one college guidance for all graduating students
  • Assistance with college applications, financial aid, and scholarship information
  • College workshops, summer seminars (rising seniors), classroom visits with essential info
  • College fairs and awareness activities for all students grades 9-12 and their families, including campus visits
  • Information on education alternatives to colleges

College Advisors: 
Gina Morrello, ginamorrello@cdi-ny.org

Whitney Alam, NYU CAC, whitneyalam@cdi-ny.org x3002 


Career Services at HPHS (located in B10)

  • Career services include resume, interview, and job search guidance
  • Career Lunches, Mock Interview events, peer leadership, field trips to hospitals and corporate sites and more
  • Individual and group meetings where students identify and explore career interests and related post-graduation education
  • Career preparation will include internships, job shadowing opportunities and career mentoring
  • Assistance with applying to non-traditional pathways to vocational schools, gap years, certificate programs, and more!


Career Advisors:

Nicole Meyer, Career Advisor (nicolemeyer@cdi-ny.org) x6010

Ashley Falzone, Employment Coordinator, ashleyfalzone@cdi-ny.org x 6013

Site Director:

Fatimah Shalash, fatimahshalash@cdi-ny.org, 212-780-9175 x 3002

For any inquiries about CDI services or volunteer opportunities, contact us at fatimahshalash@cdi-ny.org