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Cornell University

David M. Einhorn Center for
Community Engagement

An integration of the Public Service Center and
the Office of Engagement Initiatives

Student Programs

Supports K12 students in afterschoolprograms at Odessa-Montour,Spencer-Van Etten, Watkins Glen, andWaverly schools

Volunteer with K-6 grades to teachstudents foreign languages & cultures

Student-led service-learning program that facilitates educational social justice spring break trips

Our story began in the heat of the Freedom Summer of 1964, when three young men -- Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner -- traveled to the South to register African-Americans to vote. On their first day there, the three men were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. From this tragedy, Andrew Goodman Foundation was born.

The organization was created in 1966 by Robert '35 (Eng '39) and Carolyn Goodman '36, to carry on the spirit and the purpose of their son Andrew's life. The Andrew Goodman Foundation now exists on dozens of campuses across the nation. Our work today harnesses the legacy of the courageous leaders of the civil rights movement.

Student-led facilitated artistic projects with incarcerated youth to cultivate awareness of the juvenile justice system

Mentors daycare-aged children & aide teachers at the Cornell Child Care Center

Student-run grant funding board fostering student leadership to take action against social inequities

Enables Federal Work-Study students to work at community nonprofit organizations and schools.

Collaborative after school program with George Junior Republic High School

Student-run program promoting awareness of Deaf community, culture, and history

Student run board facilitating interaction between students with elderly in nursing homes in Ithaca community

Student run board raising awareness about local food insecurity through education and volunteering Tompkins County

Building a culture of voting

Cultural education and awareness of transracially adopted youth matching Cornell students with cross-culturally adopted

Educates rural middle & high school students about higher education

Promotes science literacy for Ithaca area students through engaging educational STEM programs

The Global Citizenship and Sustainability program is a partnership between the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Natural Resources. It is an unique program that combines both academic discipline and co-curricular area to better partner with the global community. The Program fosters cross-cultural learning while building skills in community-based research. It works in partnership with the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Penan village leaders. The student project will build on information and communication technologies (ICTs) for rural and indigenous peoples' holistic views of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change, but these have not been used consistently in existing adaptation efforts in Malaysian Borneo. Integrating such forms of knowledge with existing practices increases the effectiveness of adaptation. With collective knowledge of the land, sky, and sea, idigenous communities are observers and interpreters of changes in the environment and knowledgeable about adaptations for the future. Moreover, indigenous knowledge provides a crucial foundation for community-based adaptation and mitigation actions that sustain resilience of social-ecological systems at the interconnected local, regional and global scales.

For more information, visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/globalcitizenshipandsustainability/

Connects grad students with regional K-12 classrooms

Into The Streets (ITS) is a student-run program of the Einhorn Center that focuses on promoting social responsibility and commitment to public service among college students. This two-day service experience brings together hundreds of students as Cornell’s largest days of service. This year, as we celebrate the 28th anniversary of Into The Streets, students will continue to learn about the surrounding community and gain experience in public service. The event benefits the community by responding to the needs of local non-profits for volunteers. A wide variety of service projects are organized and each is provided with a team of students. Every team is coordinated and supervised by a student Team Leader. Projects range and may involve demolition, painting, or education, among other things. It is a great way to get out into the local community and meet new people!

 Student run board fostering language learning by coordinating foreign language corners exchanging cultural knowledge

Service, advocacy, community, and healthcare come together

For new Cornellians to explore and engage the local community through service projects while transitioning to college.

Connects Cornell students to local tutoring opportunities in the Ithaca area.

Supports local middle & high school students preparing for college and careers in STEM

Supports low-income youth with resources and access to higher education

Student run board raising awareness and transforming public perception of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Student run board trains multilingual student volunteer translators/interpreters in emergency and non-emergency situations

Mentors high school students with a focus on career and communication skills

Support local high school scholars on their path to college and beyond.

After school mentorship for youth aged 7-17 living in local mobile home communities