In January, students in Barnard's Emerging Leaders Program participated in a week-long Leadership Institute on public policy in New York City. As part of the institute, they visited City Hall for a Design Commission Tour. Watch first-year students Toby Milstein and Malvina Kefalas as well as Hayden Greene, Barnard's director of Leadership Development, talk about their experience on the tour.
The Emerging Leaders Program is a year-long initiative which provides a forum for first-year students to develop key leadership skills through weekly workshops and seminars. During the January institute, students spent five days learning about how the city functions and meeting people who make critical decisions like Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. They explored different aspect of the city daily, namely city governance, education, health care, the judicial system, and community service organizations. At every turn, they had the opportunity to meet women in leadership roles, including Barnard alumnae Alaina Gilligo '00, the Manhattan Borough President’s Chief of Staff, and Donna Futterman '74, Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.