Community Engagement & Inclusion

Keep It Local Guide

Our community is home to many amazing minority- and women-owned businesses. To learn more about these businesses, please visit our continually updated database, or take a look at the interactive Keep It Local Map!

10 Ways to Engage NYC Communities On and Off Campus

Looking for ways to get involved in our local neighborhood and throughout the city?

Check out our toolkit, 10 Ways to Engage NYC Communities On and Off Campus!

Be sure to tag us in your Instagram pictures if you decide to check out any events on the list!

Find Your Pathway to Engagement

Established February 2021, the Office of Community Engagement and Inclusion (CEI) was created within the DEI division to strengthen and foster an ecosystem of civic and community engagement. CEI serves as an innovation hub and leader for engaged scholarship, social/community impact and civic engagement on campus as well as a vehicle for external promotion of Barnard’s efforts in these areas.  As a revolving “front door” to students, faculty staff, and community partners interested in ethical community engagements, CEI develops sustainable partnerships and reciprocal relationships alongside key campus stakeholders on campus and off, in the neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan and greater NYC. 

CEI’s role is to unite the many activities of the College in relation to community engagement. The idea is to consolidate, coordinate, and promote the College’s current activities while also seeking out new opportunities that will allow the College and its students to expand sustained community engagement efforts. We do this in three ways:

Engaged Scholarship

Social & Community Impact

Civic Engagement

How Students Can Get Engaged

From our STEAM in the City program to pop-up tutoring, there are many ways to get engaged! 

CEI 2023/24 Year at a Glance


events held


volunteers and participants


winter supply bags donated to the local community 

Questions? Want to say hello? Reach out to CEI!


Contact us via email at, or follow us on Instagram @ceibarnard.