Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Lehman L.I.F.E. Alternative Break Program!
Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved For Everyone) supports service opportunities for Lehman College students by creating an awareness of need in communities around the world and fostering action through volunteer work. Our main goal is to increase awareness of issues affecting humanity from our campus to the global society.
Students must raise 100% of their program fees, volunteer for at least 25 hours in our very own community, complete an application and interview process as well as attend weekly fundraising and training meetings. The expectation is that the cycle will continue as students bring their experiences back to the community that they volunteered with right here in the Bronx and the greater New York City area.
This year, participants will partner with grassroots leaders in St. Andrew, Jamaica; volunteering with children at an orphanage and assisting with building maintenance as well as a community painting project. A second group will partner with the Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for the second time, building bunk beds, outhouses and skirting on trailers for this underserved community. Before their experience, students and alumni will meet weekly for two hours a week in preparation for their trip. During this service project, students reflect each night on their experience and how their lives and the lives of others have changed throughout their time volunteering.
For more information, please contact:
Amanda J. Dubois-Mwake
Office of Community Engagement
& New Student Programs
Lehman College, CUNY
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468