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The Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs

We aim to educate members of the Lehman campus community on the importance of responsible citizenship through new student orientation, community development programs, service efforts, practical application of knowledge, and an awareness of global issues impacting local communities. 

There are five major components of the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs: (New Student Programs, Community Engagement, Lehman L.I.F.E., CUNY Service Corps and Service-Learning). Below you will find information about the different opportunities available through our office.

Service Program Calendar for Fall 2014

To register for a program please click on the link "Register to Volunteer".
Complete the form and in the field "Enter Program" type in the name of the program you would like to register for.

 

Ongoing Service Projects (Based on student's schedules)

DATE, TIME, LOCATION

EVENT

September - May 2015

Ongoing Event

Every Tuesday

4:15PM - 6:00PM in Manhattan

Publicolor – Enhancing Education through Environment

Seeking students who are interested in tutoring middle and high school students ages 13 -18 years old, in academic subjects ranging from Math, English, and The SAT’s.

September - May 2015

Ongoing Event

Phipps Community Development Corporation

Phipps CDC is based primarily in the Bronx and works with disadvantaged and under-served populations. Currently they are looking for volunteers to assist with their GED tutoring program, recreational activities at their senior centers, and provide assistance in managing their homeless shelters.

September - May 2015

Ongoing Event

LIFT the Bronx

LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being.

LIFT Advocate

LIFT seeks driven independent leaders to serve as Advocates. Advocates work one-on-one with low-income community members (LIFT clients) to find jobs, secure housing, enroll in public benefits, and obtain referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Advocates are also responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of LIFT. We look for individuals who are passionate about community development and are committed to LIFT’s anti-poverty mission.

How to Apply

Please fill out LIFT-The Bronx Advocate Application and send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Chelsea Richardson at crichardson@liftcommunities.org

Must Speak English Fluently.

 

Short Term Projects

August 2014 to December 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Music Building

 

New Student Orientation

Join us as we help our new students become acclimated to our wonderful school!

Friday, September 5, 2014

3:00 PM – Old Gym 302B

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

12:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

5:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

Friday, September 12, 2014

1:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

2:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

4:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

5:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

Thursday, September 18, 2014

12:00 PM - Old Gym 302B

1:00 PM- Old Gym 302B

Monday, September 22, 2014
3:30 PM - Old Gym 302B

4:30 PM - Old Gym 302B

Lehman L.I.F.E. Info Session
Come and learn about how you can travel to communities outside of the New York City area to complete educational community service projects and give back to the community with us during Spring Break!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays

9/3 - 2:00 PM -5:00 PM
9/8 - 2:00 PM -5:00 PM
9/10 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9/15 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9/17 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
9/22 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
9/24 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
9/29 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Tuesdays. Thursdays, Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Front of Shuster Hall

Rain Location: Music Building Cafeteria

Marathon Table Sign Up
Join us to volunteer for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2. There will be 48,000 runners who will need water and Gatorade to keep them fueled.  They will need YOU and YOUR spirit at Mile 20, the only Bronx water station, to help cheer and move them along!

Sign up TODAY!!!!

You can also sign up online here's HOW!

Go to https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/login and register with New York Road Runners (NYRR)

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the link in the email to finish setting up your account. (Can’t find the confirmation email? Check your spam folder)

Now, log in to your new account and from the main page select VOLUNTEER

Scroll down and select the volunteering event FLUID STATIONS 2014 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

Once the page loads, scroll down and select FLUID STATION MILE 20

Complete the missing information and click ACCEPT AND VOLUNTEER!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: In front of the Music Building

Volunteers are needed from
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Fall Semester Kick Off
Start the semester with a bang! Cheer on Lehman Athletics, meet clubs, offices and departments that will support you at Lehman, mingle with new and returning students, and enjoy free ice cream! Go Lehman!

Monday, September 15, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Campus Walkway

Pay It Forward Day: “I Volunteer…” Campaign & Community Engagement Fair
Meet local non-profit organizations that you can volunteer your time with!

Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: East Harlem

Women In Need Shelter: Recreation Program

Release your inner child, it’s recess all over again! Facilitate recreational activities for school-age children in East Harlem.

September 2014
October 2014
More Information TBA

The Bronx Is Blooming
Come plant and maintain our Bronx parks!

Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Manhattan, Baby Buggy Loft

Baby Buggy

Founded in 2001, Baby Buggy’s mission is to provide families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children 0 through 14 with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being.

Visit the Baby Buggy Loft to help patch clothing samples, clean gear, sort clothing, bundle books/games and fill donation requests.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: POTS

POTS: Part of the Solution

The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Music Building, Student Cafeteria

Craft of Caring: Trick Or Treat Bags for Lehman’s Child Care Center
Come and decorate Trick or Treat bags for Halloween to be donated to the
Lehman College Child Care Center.
The children will travel around campus on Halloween Day to trick-or treat with bags that you have created!

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Orchard Beach
Meet at Lehman College @ 8:00AM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
Walk with Lehman College – Join Lehman College, Team Lightning for this cause at Orchard Beach!

Sign up at: makingstrides.acsevents.org

Click "FIND A TEAM"

Enter Team Name: Lehman College Team Lightning

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Music Building, Student Cafeteria

Craft of Caring: Trick Or Treat Bags for Lehman’s Child Care Center
Come and decorate Trick or Treat bags for Halloween to be donated to the
Lehman College Child Care Center.
The children will travel around campus on Halloween Day to trick-or treat with bags that you have created!

Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

Garden & Plant at New Roots Community Farm
Help maintain this community garden by planting, weed, spreading wood chips, and helping out with other tasks as needed. The IRC's New Roots Community Farm program enables refugee farmers to revitalize urban spaces, share their homegrown crops at farmers markets and rebuild local food systems.

Friday, October 31, 2014
More Information TBA

Child Care Center Halloween Parade
Make a child’s day! Volunteer to help escort trick-or-treaters from the Child Care Center around campus.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Mile 20
(East 138th between Alexander and Third Ave)

TCS New York City Marathon
Our events truly cannot succeed without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We look forward to welcoming and supporting more than 47,000 runners. Lehman College will take over the Mile 20 marker; it is the only station in the Bronx!! We’ll hand out water and Gatorade to the runners and cheer them on.

You can sign up online here's HOW!

Go to https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/login and register with New York Road Runners (NYRR)

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the link in the email to finish setting up your account. (Can’t find the confirmation email? Check your spam folder)

Now, log in to your new account and from the main page select VOLUNTEER

Scroll down and select the volunteering event FLUID STATIONS 2014 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

Once the page loads, scroll down and select FLUID STATION MILE 20

Complete the missing information and click ACCEPT AND VOLUNTEER!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: POTS

POTS: Part of the Solution
The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

November 10, 11, 13, 17, 18 and 20

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Music Building, Student Cafeteria

Craft of Caring; Visiting Neighbors Elfing  Project
Do you like crafts? Come join us as we make gifts for seniors. For most of these seniors, the gifts donated and made by our students are the only gifts they receive during the season.  Join us to create these wonderful gifts!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: South Field

Fun Run/Walk & Turkey Trot

RACE FOR A FROZEN TURKEY!

Participate in our Annual Fun Run/Walk and Turkey Trot to benefit the Lehman L.I.F.E. Alternative Break Scholarship Program.   The Lehman College community will participate in a walk around the South Field. $5 for Students, $10 for Faculty, Staff and Community Members

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 12:30 AM - -2:30 PM
Location: St. Ann’s Church

Unpack, Prepare & Service
Volunteers assist with weekly meal services by unpacking, prepping, and serving food to clients in Mott Haven, Bronx. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, unpacking fruits, vegetables, and meats, setting up and sanitizing dining room tables, preparing coffee and juice, serving meals, and performing headcounts. St. Ann’s provides a variety of services to the surrounding South Bronx community and aims to address the urgent needs of its community members. 

December  2014

More Information TBA


 

Toys for Tots
The Toys for Tots annual toy drive encourages contributions of new, unwrapped toys. A gift can mean so much to a child who otherwise may have to do without.

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: TBA
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Music Building

Sponsored by the Student Government Association

SGA Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 25, 2014, SGA will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Faculty Dining Room.  Volunteer at the dinner and help make this a special Thanksgiving. There are various positions available (Ex. Set-up, food server) and all students are welcome.

Monday, November 24, 2014

More Information TA

 

President’s Service Corps: Winter Wonderland Decoration Creation

Join the President’s Service Corps and Office of Community Engagement in making winter-themed decorations. Help us make snowflakes, wreathes, snowman and more for the Lehman College’s Child Care Center. Hot Chocolate and Snacks will be served! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: All Day
Location: Throughout Campus

#GivingTuesday – Holiday Cards

First Black Friday….Then Cyber Monday…And Now #GivingTuesday!

In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for #GivingTuesday. This year students will be all over campus selling holiday cards that state “In lieu of a present, a donation has been made in your name to…” Participants can choose to have their donations go to various organizations.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Lehman College Child Care Center

President’s Service Corps: Winter Wonderland Childcare Decorating

Limited Spots Available

Join the President’s Service Corps and Office of Community Engagement to decorate the Child Care Center with the winter-themed decorations we created!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: The Loft - Old Gym, Suite 302

Visiting Neighbors Elfing Project: Wrapping Party

Come join us to wrap donated and handmade gifts for the seniors at Visiting Neighbors, some of these seniors won’t get gifts at all this season help us change that!

December 8 - 12, 2014 
Dates and Times dependent on your schedule.

Elfing with Visiting Neighbors

Be a volunteer "elf" this season to brighten the lives of seniors at Visiting Neighbors by delivering donated gifts and spending time with an isolated senior.  A visit from a volunteer, who brings holiday cheer, can boost the spirits of a lonely senior when they are without family or other friends.

January 2015
More Information TBA

 

New Student Orientation

Join us as we help our new students become acclimated to our wonderful school!

 

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Lehman College Community Service

Pre-Service and Reflection Workshops

Location: The Loft (Old Gym, Suite 302)

 

During the Pre-Volunteer Workshop students receive a brief introduction to the Office and the service programs available. Once a student has completed a service program, the student returns for the Reflection Workshop. At the Reflection Workshop students discuss a service program that a had a profound effect on them. Student will reflect on their favorite parts of the service program as well as the biggest challenges. Students are encouraged to give suggestions for future service programs.

Workshops will resume Fall 2014

 

Submit External Volunteer Service Hours
Students

Please complete this form to submit the volunteer hours that you have completed with other organizations or departments.

Submit the Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form ONLINE:
Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form

PRINT the Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form:
Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form (PDF)

Submit External Volunteer Service Hours
Departments/Organizations

Please complete this form for students that have volunteered with your organization or department.

Submit the Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form ONLINE: Club/Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form

PRINT the Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form: Club/Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form (PDF)

New Student Programs:

New Student Orientation is held before the beginning of each semester to help facilitate a smooth transition to Lehman College for First-Year Students and Transfer Students. Research shows that the first six weeks is a crucial period of time in which a student either feels connected to their college, or not. Therefore Lehman College hosts "Weeks of Welcome" which take place during the first six weeks of the Fall Semester.

Community Engagement:

Community Service is a very large part of our day to day operation and includes many of the events listed below.

Ongoing and One-Day Service projects allow students to volunteer for programs on a one-time basis or as a continual volunteer project such as Publicolor, Free Arts NYC Days, Million Trees NYC tree planting, Bronx One On One Mentoring program, participating with Jumpstart on an ongoing basis, Computers for Youth teaching children and their families how to use their new educational system.

Walks/Runs - A wonderful way to involve students in making a difference is to create a team to participate in a walk to raise awareness or money for research. Lehman students have participated in Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera’s “Walk With Me” Against Domestic Violence, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach. During the Spring semester members of the Lehman Community participate in the MS Walk and AIDS Walk New York.

Craft of Caring - We recognize that most of our students have quite busy schedules, balancing school, work, family and a host of other experiences. Therefore we continued to hold a series to make service more accessible for those with limited time available.  Through our Craft of Caring series, Lehman students and staff participated in one-day service projects right here on campus. Students can stay at the program for the whole time, or feel free to drop by and contribute for a few minutes. Programs include Treats for Troops care package creation, Surgi-doll sewing, cards and trick or treat bags for the Child Care Center.

Civic Engagement Recognition Day – Our fifth annual ceremony to recognize the work that our students have done in the community and across the globe was held on May 4,2011  Our guest of honor and keynote speaker was Carter Via, Executive Director of Cross Cultural Thresholds. Students’ commitment to civic engagement and global citizenship is recognized at this annual event of those who volunteered for three or more programs. We also recognize outstanding commitment to civic engagement by a student group, outstanding commitment to service by and Orientation Workshop Leader and the award for Excellence in Civic Engagement by a student.

The President’s Service Corps, endorsed by President Ricardo Fernández completed its first full year in existence and inducted 6 new members in May of 2011. This select group of 10 students is made up of the top student leaders in service who will serve as ambassadors for Lehman College in both on- and off-campus volunteer efforts. The President’s Service Corps serves as site leaders, engaging their peers and promoting campus-wide involvement in the community over the next academic year.