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SEAS Summer High School Program

Each summer, the Engineering School hosts about forty high school students from around the world in an intensive four-week course modeled on the college-level service-learning course. The primary feature of this summer program is “learning through doing”—that is, students work on service-learning projects in the community. Eligibility Requirements: Sophomores or juniors in high school Fee(s): […]

Science Honors Program

The Science Honors Program is a highly selective program for high school students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics, offering courses primarily in physical, chemical, biological, behavioral, and computing sciences. The classes are held on Saturdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm throughout the academic year. Eligibility Requirements: Students in grades 10 through 12 […]


WINgineering’s main focus is to educate middle school girls from the community to become women leaders in engineering for a smarter tomorrow. Participants receive an introduction to basic engineering concepts and the theme of “smarter cities and communities” through hands-on activities. At the end of this summer program, which is led by undergraduate and graduate […]

Heights to Heights Mentoring

The Heights to Heights Mentoring program matches bilingual middle-school students with individual mentors who incorporate tutoring and creative activities to engage students in education and cultural enrichment. Eligibility is determined through application to Community Impact. Phone: 212-854-1492 Website: http://communityimpactatcu.org Columbia Unit(s): Community Impact

Double Discovery Center (DDC)

For over forty years, DDC’s academic enrichment programs have helped New York City students, particularly from communities surrounding Columbia, to graduate from high school and college at a rate significantly higher than the national average. The Talent Search Program offers academic support, career counseling, SAT preparation and personal development workshops to students in grades 7-12. […]

Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)

CSPA helps and encourages student journalists by providing written evaluations of student publications and planning and conducting three conferences and workshops. Eligibility Requirements: Student publications from middle school, high school, or college Fee(s): Membership fees and conference fees Phone: 212-854-9400 Fax: 212-854-9401 Email: cspa@columbia.edu Website: www.cspa.columbia.edu/ Columbia Unit(s): Columbia Scholastic Press Association


StreetSquash is an after-school youth enrichment program that combines academic tutoring with squash instruction, community service and one-on-one mentoring. Columbia students play squash with the kids and also help them with their homework. Eligibility Requirements: Students in grades 6 through 12 enrolled at Thurgood Marshall Academy, Frederick Douglas Academy or the Academy for Social Action […]

One-to-One Tutoring

Volunteer tutors provide individual tutoring to neighborhood elementary children for two hours on Saturdays in Columbia’s Lerner Hall. Tutoring is open to any elementary students; enrollment is not school-specific. Eligibility is determined through application to Community Impact. Phone: 212-854-1492 Website: http://communityimpactatcu.org/ci Columbia Unit(s): Community Impact

Harlem Tutorial Program (HTP)

HTP is a volunteer/mentoring program that works in partnership with the Columbia Secondary School to provide tutoring and serve as role models for middle school students. Eligibility Requirements: Students at Columbia Secondary School Fee(s): No fees Registration/Application Deadline: Students need to enroll at the beginning of each term. Phone: 212-853-0320 Email: harlem.tutorial@gmail.com Partner(s): Columbia Secondary […]

Everybody Wins! Lunchtime Reading at P.S. 125 and P.S. 36

Columbia administrators, faculty, staff, and students volunteer as reading partners to children at two Harlem elementary schools. Each Columbia volunteer has been matched with a single student and dedicates one hour per week during their lunch hour to read to students or listen to them read. Orientation/recruitment sessions are held at the beginning of each […]

Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

The Summer Research Program provides middle and high school science teachers in the New York metropolitan area with hands-on experience in scientific research so they can better understand the practice of science and better transmit to their students and fellow teachers a feeling for its practice. Each teacher spends two consecutive summers, eight weeks each […]

Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students

The Summer Program for High School Students is offered every July at Columbia University. CA/Ts teach seminar and workshop classes to motivated juniors and seniors from around the country. These classes expose students to all phases of the writing process, including generating ideas, writing and revising drafts, and editing. Pieces of literature, produced by professional […]