The Labor of Care Archive project works closely with labor and arts-based community partners to create, showcase, and archive personal narratives by and about family and paid caregivers who provide care for elderly, ill, and disabled people while working and/or going to school at CUNY.

By making these stories visible, the Archive aims to facilitate public dialogue about the politics and policies of long-term caregiving and end-of-life care and to be a catalyst for policy research and advocacy at CUNY, in New York City, and in the United States.

The Archive was founded by City College faculty member Kathlene McDonald as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this seminar brought together over 40 faculty, students, and civic, cultural, and community partners to produce and circulate research through public projects, engaged scholarship, and interdisciplinary activities at CUNY and throughout New York City.


The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, publications, and public events. Free and open to the public, our programs aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.

Founded in 1985, Working Theater exists to create theater specifically for, about and with working people, a community that makes up the majority of the overall metropolitan workforce

PSC-CUNY is the union that represents more than 27,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation. It is dedicated to advancing the professional lives of its members, enhancing their terms and conditions of employment, and maintaining the strength of the nation’s largest, oldest and most visible urban public university.

The Moth College Program brings workshops and StorySLAMs to campuses across the country. Workshops build a sense of community across diverse social groups and subject disciplines and create a new way for students to consider themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to help students strengthen the skills necessary to succeed in college, develop reflection and perspective on their life, build bonds of community in the often isolating college years, and forge a path toward a lifelong involvement in and appreciation of storytelling. [web site