Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO) is a semester-long program in the fall that brings together a group of 12-15 first-year and transfer students to serve, learn, and reflect together about a specific issue faced in New York City every week. Students participate in service projects, site visits, and seminar presentations about various civic engagement issues. The New York City Civic Engagement Program is proud to announce that the Fall 2011 Extended Barnard Reach Out group received Columbia Community Service’s Virginia Xanthos Award, which is given each year to a campus group in recognition of the work that it is doing in the local community.
In the past, participants have traveled to Brooklyn to volunteer at a community farm, participated in a service project and site visit to Free Arts NYC, taken part in a West Harlem Walking Tour, and hosted a group of high school students for a Barnard tour. This year's EBRO program promises to provide even more exciting civic engagement opportunities! EBRO will meet on Friday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm, beginning on September 20, 2013. Certain sessions will begin at 12pm. Unfortunately, please note that students cannot participate in both the EBRO program and the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), as the two programs take place during the same time slot on Fridays. Also note that if you have a class conflict, you should not apply. The application deadline is Monday, September 16th, at 11:59PM.