School Philosophy

COPE was created to provide job-readiness training leading to employment. The Board of Directors of our parent organization, Agudath Israel of America, concerned that quality business-related training with high chances of employment was not readily available, desired to create an institution to provide such training. The training would be of relatively short duration and relevant employment needs of the business community.

The Board, calling upon its own resources and that of members of the parent organization, consulted extensively with business leaders to determine the feasibility of such a school and the direction it should take. COPE was founded in 1977.

School Objectives

COPE’s career tracks are designed to make its students


in their chosen fields.


in a business environment.


in their knowledge.


COPE is located in Agudath Israel’s social services center at 4006 18th Avenue in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. The center’s location is near Boro Park, and a mere block from Ocean Parkway, a main thoroughfare off the Prospect Expressway, and is easily accessible by public transportation. The 18th Avenue stop on the F train is just three blocks away, and the B-8 bus stops directly at our site.

Classrooms, computer lab, administration and financial aid offices, library and resource center are all located within close proximity to each other, as well as student services of intake, testing, counseling and placement. Classrooms are air-conditioned and well-lit. Beverages, snacks and meals can be purchased near the school.

COPE is accessible to the handicapped. Handicapped applicants can check with the school administration regarding the particular program
they are interested in.


Practical. Passionate. Personal.

From the carefully crafted course curriculum, to the vibrant, hands-on lessons, each of COPE’s courses are taught by passionate, personally invested instructors who offer mentoring, guidance, and practical support to develop and maximize the full potential of every student.