Lang Community Partners
I Have a Dream Foundation
Through courses and internships, the I Have A Dream Program enables Lang students to work with K–12 public school students in theater, dance, psychology, and community gardening. This foundation was established in 1981 when Eugene M. Lang promised the sixth graders of P.S. 121 in East Harlem that he would guarantee their college tuition if they graduated from high school and were accepted to a college.
Women in Need
Through a partnership with Women in Need, Lang students in Urban Studies, Culture and Media, Theater, and Psychology come face-to-face with the issues of urban homelessness and hunger in courses and field experiences at shelters and soup kitchens across the New York City's five boroughs.
Lower East Side Cultural Institutions
Through these partnerships with the Museum at Eldridge Street, Henry Street Settlement, Lower East Side Tenement Museum Lang students explore the Lower East Side's rich history in Civic Engagement courses, internships and independent research projects.
Arthur Kill Correctional Facility
Building on the New School tradition of innovation in education and bringing higher education to all citizens, Lang offers college courses at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison on Staten Island. Eligible inmates with high school diplomas or GEDs are selected through an admission process and admitted under special student status. Since 2008, more than forty men have been accepted into the program, which is making a significant contribution to the movement for more access to higher education for marginalized groups.
University Institutional Memberships and Affiliations
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents (representing some 6 million students) dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
Imagining America is a consortium of colleges and universities that supports public scholarship and practice. The consortium's mission is to strengthen the public role and democratic purposes of the humanities, arts, and design. Imagining America recognizes the reciprocal benefits of community-based scholarship and practice. Communities benefit from the engagement of faculty and students whose research and participation support their needs.
Project Pericles is a not-for-profit organization that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and universities to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of their educational programs. Founded in 2001 by philanthropist Eugene M. Lang, Project Pericles works directly with its member institutions as they individually and collaboratively develop model civic engagement programs in their classrooms, on their campuses, and in their communities.