New York City FC Expands Partnership with Berkeley College

Monday, March 11, 2024
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Senior Director, Communications and External Relations


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NEW YORK (March 11, 2024) – New York City FC today announced an expanded partnership with Berkeley College as the Official Higher Education Partner: Undergraduate and Graduate Services of the Club.

The partnership will continue to provide opportunities to collaborate on education and career development with increased integration and student engagement throughout the Club, including on match days and at official New York City FC events.

“Berkeley College has been a great partner to New York City FC, and we’re excited to not only continue but expand on the foundations we’ve build together,” said Andres Gonzalez, New York City FC Vice President of Partnerships. “Both organizations are committed to providing equitable pathways in education and mentorship. We’re proud of the work we’ve achieved together so far and cannot wait to continue collaborating and providing more students with firsthand experience in the sports industry.”

As part of the partnership, New York City FC and Berkeley College will host a variety of career readiness and professional training programs, including a shadowing day with the Club’s front office. The Club will also continue to provide Berkeley College students with internship opportunities to gain first-hand experience working for a professional soccer team. Additionally, Berkeley College will provide training and courses for New York City FC staff.

The partnership also extends to Rennert International, Berkeley College’s affiliate international language school. Rennert will continue to provide NYCFC’s First Team players with ESL courses, language translation, and interpretation services. New York City FC’s partnership with Rennert initially began back in 2016.

“Berkeley College is excited to expand our partnership with New York City FC as we collaborate on initiatives that provide diverse and equitable pathways to higher education and career development,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, President of Berkeley College. “This partnership continues to open doors for our students through hands-on learning, as they develop practical business skills and are engaged in the industry dynamics of New York City’s Major League Soccer organization.”

Starting this year, New York City FC and Berkeley College’s continued partnership will now include a focus on community work. Together, the organizations will now host volunteer and community service projects while integrating Berkeley College students into the Club’s robust community programming, including the annual Consulate Cup.

About Berkeley College 

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers Continuing Education programs to enhance career credentials. 

Berkeley College has campuses in New York City and in Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 3,500 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for 11 consecutive years. Berkeley College is also ranked among the Best Regional Colleges/Universities in the North in the 2023-2024 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey. The website address is