The Center for Excellence & Innovation (CEI) is Nassau Community College’s headquarters
for K-16 grants and partnerships. CEI is dedicated to supporting Long Island youth.
The mission of CEI is to actualize the post-secondary dreams of our students and
their families; to expand diversity and equity in non-traditional career fields; to
systemically impact the academic environment to bring forth a college going culture
and a build a diverse dynamic workforce.
CEI grant initiatives are generously funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the New York State Education Department. They provide a wide array of services designed to improve student performance, ensure on-time high school completion, increase the high school graduation rates, and increase the number of students entering college.