Community Initiatives in Morningside Heights

/Community Initiatives in Morningside Heights

Barnard Reach Out

Once again, it's that time of year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy of sacrifice, collaboration, and helping others by volunteering in our community! Sponsored by the New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP) and by Barnard's Student Life/Constellations Program, MLK Day (Monday, January 20, 2014) Barnard Reach Out (BRO) will place groups of volunteers at various sites throughout NYC for a day of service. If your organization is interest in participating, please contact Junea Williams-Edmund, Associate Director, Civic Engagement, at jmwillia@barnard.edu or 212-854-2033.

Barnard Reach Out2013-12-10T15:36:30-05:00

Columbia Community Service

Columbia Community Service (CCS) is one of the oldest organizations on campus.  Its yearly campaign is a means for faculty and staff to Columbia University to support soup kitchens, after-school programs, and more critical services, through direct financial contributions.  With the University covering all administrative expenses, 100% of the contributions go directly to services.  An employee-driven campaign, CCS, solicits donations from faculty and staff from Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College to provide grants to 50 Upper Manhattan nonprofits. During World War II, the Columbia University Committee for War Relief made critical contributions to the United States war effort, including the United War Fund and the American Red Cross. After the war, this group began to focus on helping the local community surrounding the University, which led to the formation of Columbia Community Service. Since its inception in 1946, CCS has helped countless people in the Columbia area by giving substantial grants and providing valuable [...]

Columbia Community Service2014-04-29T18:31:04-05:00

College Bound Comprehensive Test Course for Adults

Community Impact 12-week course designed to help students transition after passing the GED to successfully apply, enroll and matriculate in college and consists of a rich array of college readiness workshops along with college level reading, writing and math. Classes meet for 2½ hours, four days a week Monday -Thursday. Choose either morning (10:30am-1pm) or evening (6pm-8:30pm) sessions Sign up today and select "College Road"

College Bound Comprehensive Test Course for Adults2014-01-26T12:30:16-05:00

Community Impact ESL for Adult Learners

ESL classes instill Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills in its students and are offered in five levels from Beginner to Advanced. Classes meet for 2 hours, four days a week Monday -Thursday. Choose either afternoon (4-6pm) or evening (6-8pm) sessions Sign up today and select "ESL Program"

Community Impact ESL for Adult Learners2014-01-26T12:33:01-05:00

TASC (GED) Classes

Community Impact's TASC (formerly GED) High School Equivalency Classes at 5 levels  12-week course designed to teach students the skills they need to pass the new NY State Test Assessing Secondary Completion which has replaced the GED. Classes meet for 2½ hours, four days a week Monday -Thursday. Choose either morning (10:30am-1pm) or evening (6-8:30) sessions The Spanish GED class meets in evenings only. Sign up today and select "GED Program" or "Spanish GED Program"

TASC (GED) Classes2014-01-26T12:34:01-05:00

Community Impact’s CUNY Assessment Test Preparation

  - NEW  4-week course focused on developing the Math and Writing Skills students need to pass the CUNY assessment tests and avoid costly remedial classes. These students are also eligible to take workshops in the broader College Bound program. Classes meet for 2 hours, two days a week Choose either morning (10:30am-12:30pm) or evening (6-8pm) sessions Sign up today and select "College Road" Program

Community Impact’s CUNY Assessment Test Preparation2014-01-26T12:35:06-05:00

Riverside Church Food Pantry, Clothing, and Showers

The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 Debra Northern, Director of Social Services (212)870-6700 dnorthern@theriversidechurchny.org http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/ The Social Service Ministry of The Riverside Church endeavors to provide access to comprehensive social services for those in economic and social crisis. Riverside Church seeks to enable people in need within the community to more fully support and nurture themselves and their families so that they can move out of poverty. Riverside Church further supports action that lead to a healthy and caring society, free of the oppression of poverty in its various forms. […]

Riverside Church Food Pantry, Clothing, and Showers2014-02-04T20:05:26-05:00

New York City Civic Engagement Program

New York City Civic Engagement Program, Barnard College 3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027   Prof. Jonathan Rieder Professor of Sociology Director, New York City Civic Engagement Program jrieder@barnard.edu (212) 854-4359   Junea Williams-Edmund Associate Director, Civic Engagement Career Development jmwillia@barnard.edu (212) 854-4214 (212) 854-2188 (Fax) Founded in 2003, Barnard College’s New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP) introduces individuals to community leaders and activists, organizations, and strategies to help them advance in addressing local and global issues.   NYCCEP aids Barnard College in using the city’s resources in a thoughtful way, and to educate students to become active, engaged citizens and leaders of a global community. […]

New York City Civic Engagement Program2014-02-07T17:25:41-05:00

Community Impact at Columbia University

Community Impact at Columbia University 105 Earl Hall 2980 Broadway New York​​, NY 10027 (212) 854-1492 Youth programs: Andrea Summers (as4220@columbia.edu) Adult education: Rendolph Walker (rw2344@columbia.edu) Health/Emergency programs: Lucia Rutter (lsr2148@columbia.edu) All other inquiries: Community Impact Student Executives (ciexecs@columbia.edu)   Community Impact is a nonprofit organization located at Columbia University. Community Impact (CI) serves disadvantaged people in the Harlem, Washington Heights, and Morningside Heights communities. Community Impact strives to provide high quality programs, advance the public good, and foster meaningful volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff of Columbia University. CI provides food, clothing, shelter, education, job training, and companionship for residents in its surrounding communities. CI consists of a dedicated corps of about 900 Columbia University student volunteers participating in 27 community service programs, which serve more than 8,000 people each year. Community Impact has partnerships with more than 100 community organizations and agencies who do service work in the Harlem, Washington Heights, and Morningside [...]

Community Impact at Columbia University2014-04-29T16:16:08-05:00

Growing Together: An Update on Community Services, Amenities, and Benefits of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus in West Harlem

Th Growing Together - Update to the Community publication provides an update on construction progress as well as information about many of the programs and services offered to the local community under the Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions  (as agreed to with Empire State Development) and the West Harlem CommunityBenefits Agreement (as agreed to with the West Harlem Development Corporation) related to Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus.

Growing Together: An Update on Community Services, Amenities, and Benefits of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus in West Harlem2014-03-04T16:45:46-05:00

Columbia Office of Community Affairs Blood Drive and Marrow Drive

Spring Blood Drive Campaign Over the years, Columbians have been very generous in donating blood for various causes and, in the process, have helped save the lives of many along the way – from trauma and cancer patients, to accident / burn victims, at-risk infants, and those with blood disorders. It is because of this generosity of volunteer blood donors in the Columbia community that patients and their families do not have to shoulder the burden of replacing blood when needed. Wednesday, April 16 9:30am – 2:00pm Lerner Hall Auditorium Hosted by Columbia’s Events Management (UEM) Team Monday, April 21 10:00am – 4:00pm Studebaker, 4th Floor Conference Room Hosted by Columbia’s HR Department Thursday, April 24 – Two locations: 10:30am – 4:30pm Columbia Business School URIS Hall – Hepburn Lounge Hosted by Columbia’s Graduate School of Business ---- 9:30am – 2:00pm Low Library Rotunda Hosted by Columbia’s Officers of Administration – Low library Spring Bone Marrow [...]

Columbia Office of Community Affairs Blood Drive and Marrow Drive2014-04-29T18:04:25-05:00

Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach

Every day the Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim: Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach provides a variety of opportunities for JTS community members to go out into the local New York City community and volunteer to help. The Va’ad seeks to promote community service at JTS through its hands-on volunteer opportunities, educational programs, and Annual Tzedakah Campaign. History of the Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim Since the early 1980s, the Va'ad has provided some of the most rewarding volunteer and educational activities at JTS. The Va'ad has a history of responding quickly and effectively to national and world need in times of emergency. Students organize special fund-raising events to benefit tragedy-stricken communities, aid the victims of natural disasters, and support the State of Israel. In addition, funds are raised throughout the year for the Va'ad's Tzedakah Campaign, and are donated to organizations in need in the United States, Israel, and the world. Gemilut hasadim is an ongoing and long-term process. Sometimes the [...]

Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach2014-04-22T17:39:02-05:00

Broadway Community, Inc.

Broadway Community, Inc. 601 West 114th St. New York, NY 10025 212-864-6100, ext. 120 Fax: 212-222-5609 bciboard@broadwaycommunity.org info@broadwaycommunity.org http://www.broadwaycommunity.org Broadway Community, Inc. provides emergency food, clothing and shelter to those in need, as well as long-term support aimed at healing the body, mind and spirit. BCI represents a community of people who have committed themselves to rebuilding their lives, restoring harmed relationships with their children, families, and friends, and healing their bodies, minds, and spirits to prepare to work again and live the lives they were intended to live. In 2011 BCI impacted the lives of hundreds of people with meals, showers, shelter, counseling, healing workshops, internships and training. BCI’s services include: SHELTER 8:45P.M. – 6:45A.M. 7 DAYS SOUP KITCHEN 12:30P.M. – 2:00 P.M. MON. & WED. FOOD PANTRY 3:00 P.M. – 6:00P.M. FRI. SHOWER PROGRAM 10:15A.M. – 1:15 P.M. MON. & FRI. CLOTHING CLOSET WED. 1:30P.M. – 2:30 P.M. REFERRALS – BCI- MON., WED., FRI. [...]

Broadway Community, Inc.2014-04-29T16:23:03-05:00

Columbia University Civic Programs and Initiatives

Columbia University's Office of Government and Community Affairs maintains relationships with community-based organizations, government officials, corporations, minority entrepreneurs, developers, and related departments within the University.  The office works to maintain and expand  knowledge of existing businesses in the local marketplace, and to support area enterprise development in neighboring communities.  Currently, the Office of Government and Community Affair's economic development work is largely focused on activities related to the University's expansion into Manhattanville. GCA also works in tangent with, and in support of, the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides technical assistance to small businesses and non- profits, as well as workforce development for youth and veterans.  The real world experience of the Columbia Harlem SBDC provides Columbia’s student body and faculty members’ opportunities to assist the thousands of small businesses and non-profit organizations within the upper Manhattan community, in addition to providing the Harlem community the benefit of [...]

Columbia University Civic Programs and Initiatives2014-04-29T18:07:43-05:00
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