LaGuardia Humanitarian Initiative (LHI)

What is LHI?

LHI or LaGuardia Humanitarian Initiative is a collegewide experiential learning initiative that helps students to inquire about global issues in partnership with local and global organizations and gain civic engagement experience.

How will LHI benefit students?

  1. Receive experiential learning opportunities (volunteering and internship) in partnership with local and global organizations;
  2. LHI experience, certificate, and digital badge strengthens students’ transfer application;
  3. Networking and advocacy opportunities with community based organizations;
  4. Qualify for awards, and collegewide showcase and presentations;
  5. Receive one-on-one career counseling on how to document LHI experiences when applying for jobs, internships, academic presentations, resume, and/or when transferring to a 4-year college;
  6. Exemplary student projects are published at the LHI website

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Since its formation in Spring 2020 over 1000 students have participated in LHI.

Student Experiential Learning Opportunities

LHI Interns at the global organization Water for South Sudan

Ekaterine Abutidze (Major: Psychology) – Fall 2023
Krystal Kondo (Major: Political Science) – Spring 2024

In March 2024, LHI Students will once again represent LaGuardia at ”CARE on Capitol Hill: She Leads The World” through our partnership with CARE, International. Students will be participating in advocacy training and full day meetings with Members of Congress to lobby for robust foreign assistance that improves the lives of women and girls around the world. Congratulations to our students, Nang Khamsi Liang (Major: Biotechnology)  and Abir Apon.

In Spring 2024, Taylor Chambers, Rose Flores, Kazi Sumiya Salam, and Amena Shamia (Major: Biology) under the mentorship of Dr. Claudette Davis (Natural Sciences) will collaborate  with 4 scientists based in  California and Wisconsin.