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2018 Annual Global Citizenship Gala

Celebrating Global Service

Thank you so much for your interest in Lehman College’s Office of Community Engagement’s 5th Annual Global Citizenship Gala, a benefit fundraiser for the Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved For Everyone) Alternative Break Program. We hope that you will be able to attend in support of a program that has truly changed the lives of hundreds of students over the past 12 years. We have moved the gala to the fall and will continue to host this event to raise scholarship monies for students’ local national and international service-learning immersion trips.

This year we will be:

  • Celebrating the 2018 Alternative Break Service Learning Immersions
  • Raising scholarship monies for the 2019 Alternative Break Immersions
  • Recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration with Herbert H. Lehman at the forefront of the UNRRA.
  • Inaugurating the first ever Peace Corps Prep college program in NYC!
  • Beginning the first full academic year of credit-bearing courses for Lehman L.I.F.E. Students.

About Lehman L.I.F.E.

Students Volunteers in Nicaragua - Spring Break 2018)Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved for Everyone) Service-Learning opportunities are designed to raise students’ awareness of issues and needs existing in local and global communities, and to foster effective action through volunteer work. The cycle of service continues and expands as students bring their experiences back to benefit their own communities, in the Bronx and the greater New York City area. Lehman L.I.F.E. gives students from the Bronx and NYC-area the opportunity to make a difference in the world that they never thought possible.

Click here to find out more about Lehman L.I.F.E. Service Projects since 2006.

Lehman L.I.F.E. students register for a credit-bearing course and must raise 100% of their program fees. They volunteer for at least 25 hours in their very own community in order to even qualify to apply, learn grassroots fundraising techniques and attend weekly cross-cultural education trainings. During the trip, the students partner with non-profit organizations and their leaders to assist in local community development. They reflect each night on their experiences and how their lives and the lives of others have changed throughout their time volunteering. In addition to that, each student selects a way in which they will remain committed to something in their community or abroad as an active citizen.

To support the Global Citizenship Gala and our students, please download our Sponsorship Packet here (PDF)


Amanda J. Dubois-Mwake
Office of Community Engagement
& New Student Programs
Lehman College, CUNY
250 Bedford Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468