Project REACH and Engage to Advance Community Health (REACH)

This service is provided by the Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR)



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.

More information can be found on our social media pages:

Instagram: @irvinginstitute_projectreach

Facebook: Irving Institute – Project REACH


To apply for a Project REACH fellowship, you must fit the criteria for one of the options below:

For Students:

Current graduate students from Columbia University, City College, or Lehman College in good academic standing and currently matriculated.

Recent graduates from Columbia University, City College, or Lehman College (graduated in 2021 or will graduate in Spring semester 2022).

For Community-Based Organizations:

Staff representative from a community-based organization that serves Upper Manhattan. At least one applicant must be a full-time employee. Additional applicants may include part-time employees or volunteers.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from February to March 2022.

Applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance no later than April 2022.


Project REACH is offered at no cost to all accepted fellows.

Cite it, Submit it, Share it!

If your research has benefited from one or more Irving Institute resources, please remember to:

Cite our CTSA grant, UL1 TR001873, in any relevant publications, abstracts, chapters, and/or posters.

Submit your publications to PubMed Central (PMC) for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Share your research updates with us by sending an email to:


Columbia Community Partnership for Health
390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10033
United States