Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO)
Extended Barnard Reach Out (EBRO) is a weekly program, running from October to March, that brings together a group of 10-15 first-year and transfer students to discuss and critically engage with social issues in New York City. The program consists of 5 modules, each incorporating both discourse and service in various civic engagement topics, including educational equity, housing and homelessness, and environmental justice. Within each module, students will learn about the policies and current research on the issue, understand who the stakeholders working on the issue are, engage in discussion with professionals from across New York City about how to address the issue, and engage in some form of service - whether advocacy, direct service, activism, etc. Students will learn the tools to make a long-term impact on whatever social justice issue they are passionate about, incorporating many different methods of service - both during EBRO and upon completion of the program.
In the past, participants have volunteered at a Brooklyn community farm, participated in an advocacy workshop, heard from professionals working to combat educational inequity, and hosted a group of high school students for a Barnard campus tour. The 2016-2017 EBRO will present similarly exciting civic engagement opportunities, with a model focused on deeper engagement, learning, and analysis of the issues presented in our volunteer opportunities.
To participate in EBRO, you must:
- Be a first-year or transfer student
- Demonstrate your commitment to civic engagement, social justice, and service
- Be willing to commit to program in its entirety - cannot be studying abroad in the spring or accept internships/other opportunities on Fridays
How to Apply
The application for the 2016-2017 cohort of EBRO is now closed. If you want to be part of this close-knit, passionate group, please check back for the 2017-2018 application in August 2017.
Contact Adeline Medeiros, Associate Director of Civic Engagement, at AdelineMedeiros@barnard.edu.