How to Be a Good Neighbor

How can you be a good neighbor? Below is an excerpt of a great article found by a local student, Nicholas.   [poll id="2"] ..... I’m sure we’ve all dealt with terrible neighbors at one point or another. Bad neighbors are the ones who play their music loudly at all times of the day and who let their family and friends steal the coveted parking space in front of your property. Back in the good old day’s neighbors used to greet one another every morning on their way to work. They would put each other’s trash cans out on trash day and would even bring each other baked cookies on special occasions. Not to say these acts of kindness don’t happen in today’s world, but it is becoming increasingly rare. Still, there’s nothing wrong with being a good neighbor from time to time. It’s all about proper etiquette. Let’s look at a few tips on how [...]

How to Be a Good Neighbor2018-12-13T15:14:15-04:00

Reimagining End of Life at Union

At the end of October, the Reimagine End of Life Conference will host a citywide conversation about life and death. The conference is an exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, it creates weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. Three events will take place at Union: The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom & Black Spirituality, Conversations I Wish I Had, and Ballroom Has Something to Say: About Death and Dying. In preparation for the conference, we sat down with Pamela Cooper-White, the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion, to talk about end-of-life care and a “good death.” Could you talk a little bit about what constitutes a good death? Between the Middle Ages and the medicalized twentieth century, people stopped talking about a good death and started having a very sanitized, [...]

Reimagining End of Life at Union2018-10-30T10:18:26-04:00

Construction Opportunities

SPECIAL NON-UNION CONTRACTOR OPPORTUNITIES Turner Construction is now able to hire non-union, certified Minority-, Woman- and Local*-Owned contractors for the Columbia Business School project at the Manhattanville Campus. Up to $25 million in contract awards are available. Learn How to Become a Non-Union Contractor at Manhattanville—Send Email to: CBSProcurement@tcco.com FLYER >> * “Local” refers to those whose primary business address is in one of the following 17 zip codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030,10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10454, 10455, or 10474.

Construction Opportunities2018-07-24T13:20:17-04:00

A Guide to Student Hiring and Interns

Guide to Student Hiring and Engagement Resources for Your Organization - COMPREHENSIVE PRINT VERSION Morningside Heights is a unique community where academic institutions and nonprofit organizations learn and work together. Among our many assets are students and faculty of institutions including Bank Street College of Education, Barnard College, Columbia University, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary. Neighborhood nonprofit organizations have a great track record of hiring interns, hosting service learning experiences, and connecting with student groups for volunteer opportunities. To help you identify potential student interns or employees for your organization, Morningside Area Alliance, a membership organization, has compiled this directory for your use. Best of luck in your search for team members among our neighborhood’s talented pool of students and please let us know of any updates and of your experiences. ~ Jennifer Beisser, MAA. 212‐749‐1570 or jenn@morningsidealliance.org.

A Guide to Student Hiring and Interns2018-04-26T01:37:55-04:00

West Harlem Tour

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]REGISTRATION FOR THE AUGUST 9 TOUR AND NETWORKING LUNCH IS NOW CLOSED.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]It's not easy to keep up with all of the changes in West Harlem.  But let us help you while having a great educational and networking experience!  You, along with orientation leaders, student life, residential life, and admissions staff of our member institutions, are invited to share in a fun-filled morning. Experience the lovely, historic, music-filled streets and sights of West Harlem during a professionally-led walking tour hosted by Morningside Area Alliance. Learn more so you can better educate and refer your students to all the community has to offer them! Register now. For more information, contact Jenn at 212-749-1570. Event Details Date: Tuesday, August 9th 2016 Time: 10am-1pm Cost: $35 Meeting Location: The Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 1002 Register Now Walking Tour 10am - 12:00pm This customized tour itinerary takes us from 125th Street through Central and West Harlem with [...]

West Harlem Tour2016-08-10T11:11:56-04:00

Columbia Community Scholars

Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program is seeking nominations and applications for its next class; the deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.  The program, one of the benefits associated with the Manhattanville Campus Expansion, offers independent, community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan access to a suite of Columbia University services and resources in order to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain skill in a particular area. We hope you will share the link with people you think would make great candidates. Please click here to view an informational video about the Columbia Community Scholars Program.  

Columbia Community Scholars2016-08-10T11:16:05-04:00

Bank Street Summer Camp

Camp staff is made up of graduate students from the Graduate School, alumni from the Graduate School and the School for Children as well as various outside specialists, teachers and professionals in their fields. Many campers return to camp as counselors because of their positive experience as campers. One third of campers go to the Bank Street School during the year, making a large portion of the camp body from other schools in the New York City area.ACA Bank Street Summer Camp is proud to be one of the only camps accredted by the American Camp Association in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.bankstreet.edu/summer-camp/

Bank Street Summer Camp2015-05-14T19:08:51-04:00

Summerside Summer Camp Program

The Weekday School offers a summer camp program for June and July. The Summerside Program runs for six weeks divided into three two-week sessions. The Mini-Camp is for children 2.6 to 3.6 years of age and runs from 8:45am to 12:30 daily and includes hot lunch and a daily snack. The Full Camp is for children 3.6 to 6 years of age and runs from 8:45am to 2:30pm daily and includes hot lunch and a daily snack. Camp activities for both the Mini and Full Camps include arts & crafts, music, dance/movement, water play and sports on our rooftop play area and play time on our large outdoor and indoor play structures. Children in the Full Camp also take one local walking trip during each two-week session and one field trip to destinations such as the The Central Park Zoo, The New York Hall of Science and Chelsea Pier. For more information, visit: http://www.wdsnyc.org/pages/summerside-camp

Summerside Summer Camp Program2015-05-14T18:58:15-04:00

A.C.T. Summer Day Camp

Grades 1-9. Founded in 1971, The Adults and Children in Trust (A.C.T.) Program provides a safe haven where toddlers to teens from many faiths, cultures and economic backgrounds gather to learn, play and grow, as they participate in a broad range of programs among highly-trained and caring adults. A.C.T. consistently provides children and their families with high quality services that sustain, support and enhance their ability to thrive in diverse communities. A.C.T. offers year-round, affordable, reliable, nonsectarian and socially enriching educational programs and special events for families in and around the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the world's largest Gothic cathedral. For more information, see http://www.actprograms.org/programs/daycamp.html

A.C.T. Summer Day Camp2015-05-14T18:56:13-04:00

Hollingworth Science Camp

Science Camp is available to children currently in kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades. Qualified applicants will be chosen from a modified lottery system. The application process includes a completed application form and deposit. Please email our office for details. To request further information and an application, please email us at hollingworthsciencecamp@tc.columbia.edu. Thank you for considering our camp!

Hollingworth Science Camp2015-05-14T17:28:32-04:00

After 3

After 3 is a traveling Summer Care Program that meets inside Morningside Park @123rd St. We offer daily trips and activities using NYC as our playground. For more information please contact: Marquette Grant-Bragg 917-804-8509.

After 32015-05-14T19:46:55-04:00
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