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York College is home to several centers and institutes that support education and research.

York College Observatory
The Observatory is open to the public every second or third Wednesday of the month rain or shines to view the stars and planets by eye as well as with the observatory's instruments.

CUNY Aviation Institute
The Aviation Institute serves as the interface between the School of Business and Information Systems at York College and the aviation industry.

Health Promotion Center
The Mission Statement of the Health Promotion Center is "Achieving Optimal Health in the Entire Community". We work hard to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for Optimal Health and Wellness.

York Early College Academy (YECA)
The York Early College Academy, York College and the NYC Department of Education/District 28 have partnered to offer an early college initiative that will provide traditionally underserved students with academic programs that graduate students with high school diplomas and up to 60 college credits.

Africana Studies Center
A Resource for Community Research