Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program at Columbia University
Lerner Hall 515
The mission of the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program at Columbia University is to inspire and empower the next generation of community leaders by introducing a talented, dedicated and diverse group of Columbia undergraduates to the challenges and opportunities for community building in contemporary urban America. Through this innovative program, undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain academic as well as practical experience and insight in becoming community leaders and effective agents of change. Students selected for this program, named Kenneth Cole Fellows, hone competencies in several areas that form the basis of effective community leadership such as community partnering, community understanding, information sharing, leadership and initiative. Fellows have the opportunity to see firsthand the critical role that collaboration plays in the resolution of important community issues.