Community

Nearly a week after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island’s 3.4 million residents face a growing humanitarian crisis. Most are still without power, food is scarce, and more than half have no access to drinkable water.

The Columbia community is thinking of those who are contending with flooding and related emergencies. In addition to individual school deans of students, there are immediate resources available:

Columbia Counseling and Psychological Services:

Columbia has committed to investing more than $150 million in new benefits and services for our community through agreements with the West Harlem Development Corporation and Empire State Devel

Chidinma Paige Manhattanville

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Chidinma Paige manages and develops interactive, hands-on public programs and events for the Community Education Lab, which is located on the ground floor of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory opens its doors for a day of free public lectures, demonstrations, and workshops for adults and children.

 

Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and BioBus today announce a partnership aimed at bringing new educational opportunities to schools and community centers across Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

The Wellness Center will house the Community Health Worker Stroke Prevention program, designed to raise awareness about one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Flores Forbes Columbia University Community Affairs

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Flores Forbes is an urban planner who focuses on economic development in Columbia's local community, particularly Harlem.
The Double Discovery Center, a Columbia College program that works to foster college matriculation for low-income and first-generation middle and high school students in New York City, will be renamed The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center.

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