New York City, New York Mar 19, 2024 ( - Community Impact (CI) at Columbia University invites the public to attend its inaugural Public Service Celebration & Award Breakfast. The event will spotlight the work of education innovators expanding access to education and student civic engagement in the local community. It will take place on April 19, 2024, at Earl Hall on the Morningside campus of Columbia University, located at 2980 Broadway, New York, NY, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

For over forty years, Community Impact has been dedicated to advancing the public good by supporting individuals and families facing adversity in communities across New York City, particularly in Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and the South/West Bronx. CI provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for over 900 Columbia University and Barnard College students to engage in high-quality service projects that advance education equity for school-age and lifelong learners in collaboration with 60 community partners. Annually, CI serves approximately 30,000 community members through 25 programs spanning Adult Education and Workforce Development, Emergency Services, Health Access, and Youth Enrichment.

I have always wanted to impact and give back to my community, Gabrielle Lamanno, Community Impact volunteer, reflected. We have the privilege to be educated, and I want to provide equitable and affordable access to higher education and opportunities for those in disadvantaged communities.

At the Public Service Celebration & Award Breakfast, CI will honor outstanding educators and education organizations within the community, including:

  • Adina Berrios Brooks, Associate Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusive Pathways, Columbia University
  • Dr. Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham, LCSW, Vice President at CUNY Hostos Community College
  • Mary Rocco, Director of Engaged Scholarship, Community Engagement and Inclusion at Barnard College
  • Danika Rux, Ed.D, Deputy Chancellor of School Leadership for New York Citys Department of Education

The event will feature a ceremony followed by a full breakfast. Tickets are free, and all are welcome to attend this momentous occasion.

For more information and to RSVP, please go here.

Event Details:

Date: April 19, 2024

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Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Earl Hall, Columbia University

Address: 2980 Broadway, New York, NY

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