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.
- Upcoming Community Service Opportunities
- Register for Upcoming Events or Join Our Email List
- Submit External Volunteer Service Hours (Students)
- Submit External Volunteer Service Hours (Departments/Organizations)
Pre-Service Orientations and Reflection Sessions
Location: Old Gym, Suite 302
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REMAINING SERVICE PROGRAM CALENDAR FOR FALL 2013
Ongoing Projects (Based on student's schedules)
DATE, TIME, LOCATION
September - May 2014
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 2014
Lift the Bronx
LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being.
Volunteers are needed to assist in providing various services. Volunteers are especially needed for the Summer and Fall 2013.
Must Speak English Fluently.
Looking for mentors for foster care and at risk youth.
September - May 2014
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.
DATE, TIME, LOCATION
Monday, November 11th and 18th
Tuesday, November 12th and 19th
Wednesday, November 13th and 20th
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Music Building, Student Cafeteria
Craft of Caring; Visiting Neighbors Elfing Project: Calendars
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 20th, 2013
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
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Location: Mullaly Park (MEET AT THE 165 STREET ENTRANCE IN BETWEEN RIVER AVE AND JEROME AVE)
Rain Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2013
The Bronx Is Blooming
Help beautify Bronx parks through planting and managing our public green spaces!
November 25th - December 20th, 2013
Drop off Locations:
Shuster Hall, Room 201A
APEX, Room 109 and 251
Music Building – Outside of
Cafeteria (Across from the women’s bathroom)
Toys for TotsThe 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. For your donations you will receive a coupon for 10% discount to Ink Masters XL here in the Bronx
November 26th, 2013
Set Up 2:00pm-4:00pm
First Serve: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Last Serve: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Music BuildingSponsored by the Student Government Association
SGA Annual Thanksgiving DinnerOn November 26th 2013,SGA will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Faculty Dining Room. Volunteer as an operations assistant and help make this a special Thanksgiving. There are various positions available (Ex. Set-up, food server) and all students are welcome.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Throughout Campus
#GivingTuesday – Holiday Cards
First Black Friday….Then Cyber Monday…And Now #GivingTuesday!
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Location: Student Life Building, Room 111B
President’s Service Corps: Winter Wonderland
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!
To sign up, please take a moment to complete this short form.
Monday, December 9th, 2013
Location: The Loft - Old Gym 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 19th, 2013
December 20th, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Meet at the Office of Community Engagement Suite 302
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.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Jumpstart's office in Carman Hall B50
Holiday Literacy Bags - Jumpstart
Come help assemble Holiday Literacy Bags for preschools!
What are Holiday Literacy Bags? Holiday Literacy Bags are a way for Jumpstart to bring learning home to families. They help children and parents engage through literacy-based activities. The literacy bags do need to be assembled and we need YOUR HELP!Volunteers will create stick puppets, bookmarks, and other school supplies and pack the Holiday Literacy Bags for distribution.
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Meet at Jumpstart's office in Carman Hall B50Read Aloud event at Lehman College Child Care Center
Jumpstart is hosting another read-aloud event and we want YOU to join us! We will be working with the Lehman College Child Care Center in fun games and activities based on a holiday-themed story. Volunteers will read aloud with an assigned classroom and run an arts and crafts activity in the classroom.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
New Student Orientation
Volunteer this January as an Operations Assistant for the New Student Orientation! Come help our new students become acclimated to our wonderful school.
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Submit External Volunteer Service Hours
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
Please complete this form for students that have volunteered with your organization or department.
Submit the Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form ONLINE: Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form
PRINT the Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form: 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 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.