Action Academy

Action Academy is NYCCEP's newest program. It is an 8-week training series running from March through April that will teach a select group of Barnard College students the tools they need to engage in community organizing and social activism.  You will walk away from every session with a new skill like grant-writing, leading a teach-in, or speech-giving.


Alternative Break Program (ABP) 

Offered in conjunction with Columbia University's Office of Student Life and Student Engagement, the ABP is a student-led, and administrator-managed, program that provides programmatic and financial support for students' to develop and engage in domestic or international service experiences over fall, spring, or summer breaks.


Barnard Reach Out (BRO)

The Barnard Reach Out program for new students matches incoming first-years and transfer students with service agencies throughout the city in early Fall each year.  These agencies include parks, shelters, soup kitchens, clothing pantries, and various advocacy organizations. BRO provides new students with a chance to meet their classmates, immerse themself in New York City, and make an impact with a community organization.


Civic Engagement Fellowship

Each year, three to six Civic Engagement Fellows are selected to participate in this highly selective social justice and professional development fellowship. The Fellow spearhead NYCCEP programming, develop their own social justice projects, and serve as ambassadors of civic engagement across campus. 


Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO) 

This competitive, 10-week program brings together a group of 15-20 first-year and transfer students to serve, learn, and reflect together about a specific issue faced in New York City.  Students learn about the epidemiology of social issues, the different methods currently being used to address it, and the policies in place at the federal, state, and local levels. Participants then engage in service to address the issue, encompassing all of NYCCEP's Pathways to Service.


MLK Legacy Week

MLK Legacy Week features 5 days of learning and service. Each day will highlight one of our pathways to service, and we’ll be hosting a variety of off-campus service activities, on-campus events, and daily tabling and outreach to build community and raise awareness. MLK Legacy Week is also a great opportunity to celebrate the social justice work that is already happening on campus.


President's Volunteer Service Award 

NYCCEP is proud to announce that Barnard College is a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). The PVSA provides dedicated volunteers with the recognition they deserve for their commitment to the community.