For a three-year period, A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholars at Columbia University are given access to academic resources, including libraries, course auditing, and campus events. They also receive a Columbia email address, an ID card, and an annual stipend of $500. Bundles Scholars have had a busy start to 2021. Even after their 3 years are up, scholars continue to be active and engaged with the program and their work. Check out just a few of their latest accomplishments below.
On February 15, State Senator Brian Benjamin presented Vivian Kurutz with a proclamation honoring her community service. Kurutz, founder of the Harlem Wellness Center, focused on the center’s growth as a Bundles Scholar. The Wellness Center offers classes and workshops on racial healing, Black maternal health, environmental justice, and more, using tools such as yoga, dance, and mindfulness. (Pictured above.)