Extended Barnard Reach Out

Volunteering with Community Impact's Community Lunch Program

Volunteering with Community Impact's Community Lunch Program

Site Visit and Service Project at Free Arts NYC

Site Visit and Service Project at Free Arts NYC

Workshop for Girls at Read Out Loud! Family Literacy and Book Festival

Workshop for Girls at Read Out Loud! Family Literacy and Book Festival

Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO)

Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO) is a weekly program, running from November to April, that brings together a group of 10-15 first-year and transfer students to discuss and critically engage with social issues in New York City. The program consists of 4 modules, each incorporating both discourse and service in various civic engagement topics, including educational equity, housing and homelessness, and environmental justice. Within each module, students will learn about the policies and current research on the issue, understand who the stakeholders working on the issue are, engage in discussion with professionals from across New York City about how to address the issue, and engage in some form of service - whether advocacy, direct service, activism, etc. Students will learn the tools to make a long-term impact on whatever social justice issue they are passionate about, incorporating many different methods of service - both during EBRO and upon completion of the program.

The 2015-2016 EBRO will present similarly exciting civic engagement opportunities, with an updated model focused on deeper engagement, learning, and analysis of the issues presented in our volunteer opportunities. EBRO will meet on Friday afternoons from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (with some sessions starting at 11:30am), beginning in November 2015.

Eligibility

To participate in EBRO, you must:

  • Be a first-year or transfer student
  • Demonstrate your commitment to civic engagement, social justice, and service
  • Be willing to commit to program in its entirety - cannot be studying abroad in the spring or accept internships/other opportunities on Fridays

How to Apply

Want to be part of this close-knit, passionate group? The application for the 2015-2016 EBRO cohort is now closed, but you can check back in Fall 2016 for information on the next round of recruitment.

Questions?

Contact Adeline Medeiros, Associate Director of Civic Engagement, at AdelineMedeiros@barnard.edu.
Or, get in touch with Divya Sundaram, NYCCEP Fellow, at dps2136@barnard.edu.