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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. The free program includes six-week training sessions, to be held throughout the year that will give local residents the tools they need to become community health workers. Volunteers will learn about cardiovascular health issues, with a special emphasis on stroke and related risk factors.

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.

Coconut chips, vegan cookies, and other tasty delights were featured at a campus food fair sponsored by Harlem Park to Park, a network of local business owners in Central Harlem, in connection with the Columbia University-Harlem Small Business Development Center. It offered neighborhood food producers and restaurateurs an opportunity to meet buyers like Whole Foods or Columbia Dining.

Columbia University Morningside Campus Aerial Shot at Night
Here are the latest collection of stories illustrating just a few of the countless ways that “in the City of New York” isn’t just an official part of the University’s name, but a unique opportunity for teaching, learning and public service by today’s Columbians.

The Double Discovery Center (DDC), 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, has been renamed The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center, thanks to a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor.

Columbia Great Grad 2016 Jean-Franco Diaz

As a high school junior growing up in Washington Heights, Jean-Franco Diaz benefitted from the SAT prep and pre-college counseling available through Columbia’s Double Discovery Center. He enjoyed being on campus so much that he applied to the College, and got in.

Marcos Rocha Jr. Columbia University Grad 2016
Marcos Rocha, Jr., grew up in Spanish Harlem, but went halfway around the world with the Marines before he got to the University. It was during those tours of duty that Rocha saw the serious psychological issues faced by returning veterans.
As Columbia Entrepreneurship gears up for its third annual #StartupColumbia Festival on April 28, these videos introduce some of the newest companies created by recent graduates.
I study chemistry in the Chandler Building. Can you tell me what its namesake, Charles Chandler did for New York? —A Healthy Chemist

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