Community

Over the last 30 years, Miller Theatre has been a leading cultural venue in New York City. Executive director Melissa Smey says this milestone season is full of exciting, adventurous programming.

the 2018 diverse graduating class from the Community Healthcare Workers program at Columbia University
The Institute for Training Outreach and Community Health (InTOuCH) based at Columbia's Community Wellness Center celebrated its inaugural class of 38 graduates.
Michael Hernandez smiling while in his lab coat
Before deciding to become a doctor, Michael Hernandez wanted to be a priest. “I always loved the idea of helping people.”

The new Wellness Center on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus offers a host of communityfocused programs for improved health.

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons works to promote economic development, empowerment and job-creation in the Harlem community

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

Arthur Mitchell
Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery celebrates the life and accomplishments of dancer and political activist Arthur Mitchell in the first exhibition of objects from his archive, 'Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer.'
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School provides seed grants to Columbia-affiliated social and environmental organizations.
Andy Frants presents award to Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis received the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Award Distinguished Women in Medicine in 2006, presented by Dr. Frantz's son, Andrew.

Alumna Elizabeth Bishop Davis had a lifelong commitment to providing psychiatric services, gaining early experience at the LaFargue Clinic, a pioneer in providing mental health care in Harlem.
A small child sitting on her mother's lap smiles at Irwin Redlener.

Irwin Redlener has met thousands of children through the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit organization he co-founded in 1987 with singer Paul Simon.

When Irwin Redlener was a young doctor, he was certain that child poverty would end in his lifetime. “It was impossible for me to think that that would not happen,” Redlener said.

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