Community Resources and Programs
The Irving Institute provides the following community resources to upper Manhattan community based organizations and community members:
Columbia Community Partnership for Health
The Columbia Community Partnership for Health (CCPH), is a unique and inviting, multipurpose space for conducting health research, health promotion activities, and research education and dissemination. In addition, CCPH connects residents to health and social services, organizes health lectures, operates a bilingual health library, and facilitates access to health research. In addition, CCPH connects residents to health and social services, organizes health lectures, operates a bilingual health library, and facilitates access to health research. CCPH is wheelchair accessible and staffed by Spanish speaking personnel. Visit the CCPH webpage to learn more.
Community-Based Participatory Research Scholars and Awards Program
The Community Based Participatory Research Scholars and Awards Program (CBPR Program) is an innovative training and pilot funding opportunity for Columbia University faculty and administrators of not-for-profit organizations serving Upper Manhattan and The Bronx. The CBPR Program is designed to foster stimulates community-engaged research by providing participants structured training and practical experience in CBPR methodology to develop academic-community research partnerships. Up to four academic-community dyads are selected for the course. Academic-community co-instructors teach the CBPR course to model the partnership process. Upon completion of the training course, dyads are eligible to apply for a one-year CBPR pilot award of $30,000. Visit the CBPR webpage to learn more.
Project REACH and Engage to Advance Community Health (REACH)
A project-based program to change how we engage with communities through health communication. At Project REACH, we value collective participation between diverse voices to reshape inequitable practices and engender creative communication solutions to impact health. Project REACH is a 10-week community development program that partners representatives from community-based organizations (CBO) in Upper Manhattan with graduate students at Columbia University, Lehman College, and City College. All participants, or Fellows, engage in a collaborative, creative dialogue to develop communication materials while building competencies in the principles of community engagement and cultural-humility. By the end of the program, each CBO will have worked collectively to develop their unique flyer, promotional video, and a social media plan. Visit the REACH webpage to learn more.
Attend free workshops on non-profit management. This program is open to staff from NYC-based community/not-for profit organizations. There are nine (9) workshops total, starting on September 13, 2022 (Registration deadline for this session is September 9, 2022). Participants attending the full program will receive a certificate, but attendance is also welcome for just individual sessions.
Workshops are held on certain Tuesdays from September to December from 3:30pm to 5:00pm EST over Zoom. Access the full schedule, topics and registration.
Registration deadline: Friday at 5:00pm before each session.
This workshop series is provided in partnership by the Columbia University’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the COMMUNITY Center, Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Center and Hunter College.