Lang Community Partners
Civic Arts and Humanities
Thanks to a generous donation from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Eugene Lang College is able to offer students a rare opportunity to learn from distinguished nonfaculty professionals and work directly with community partners in the arts and humanities. In addition, Civic Arts and Humanities employs two paid student fellows per course, who take on supervisory tasks while earning credit.
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 1986 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 come face-to-face with the issues of urban homelessness and hunger in courses and field experiences at shelters and soup kitchens in New York City's five boroughs.
Museum at Eldridge Street
Through a partnership with the Museum at Eldridge Street, Lang students explore the Lower East Side's rich history in Civic Engagement courses, internships, and independent research projects.
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.