Civic engagement is at the core of Bard’s institutional mission, reflecting the fundamental belief that higher education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.
Veronika Rišnovská: Clowning Around for Good
Veronika Rišnovská leads a civic engagement project at Bard College Berlin descriptively entitled “Clowning!”. She holds weekly workshops where she trains students to interact with kids from difficult social backgrounds through improvisation and play. Once trained, the clowns, complete with red noses, visit refugee camps, hospitals, and special needs classrooms.
Brian Mateo, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement, Awarded Robert J. Myers Fund Fellowship
Brian Mateo, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement and Special Assistant for Admission and Early College Outreach, has received a Robert J. Myers Fund fellowship in collaboration with Asha Castleberry, Professor of Political Studies at Fordham University and Defense Council Associate at the Truman National Security Project.
100 Days Initiative – Blackout Bard: What Happened
On November 18th, 2015, a group of student organizers came up with a plan to have members of the Bard community leave wherever they were at noon and convene at Ludlow Lawn as part of the Blackout Bard demonstration.
summer internships funded through annual Community Action Awards
Student athletes volunteer annually to support the Special Olympics.
students in the Bard global network
Trustee Leader Scholars and 319 TLS student volunteers
Students participated in the CEP Campus to Congress initiative.
BPI undergraduate tutors, researchers, and volunteers
Bard-sponsored Clemente Courses in 15 cities
Percentage of BPI graduates who leave prison and never come back
Bard students annually enroll in Engaged Liberal Arts & Sciences courses.
students enrolled in nine Bard Early College programs in five states
Trustee Leader Scholar community-volunteer hours each week
students engaged in Bard Science Outreach activities
30 community organizations =
2018 MLK Day of Service
Copies of La Voz Spanish-language magazine distributed free monthly
Students enrolled in 165 BPI courses across six prisons in NY
4 in 10
Bard Early College students are first generation.