The Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability (ESES) Graduate Initiative is located at the City College of New York. Its mission is to create a welcoming and intellectually inspiring environment where underrepresented graduate students can become scholars in the emerging fields of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. It will increase the quality of the graduate experience through updated curriculums and exposure to cutting edge research projects in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. The Initiative focuses on training, retaining and graduating students underrepresented in these fields. It offers summer internships, training, career guidance, mentorships and travel support.