• Community

    Founded in 2019-2020, LaGuardia Humanitarian Initiative (LHI) is a collegewide Experiential Learning initiative at LaGuardia Community College that assists students to reflect on their classroom learning in partnership with organizations to develop projects supporting local and global communities. Students receive opportunities that include, but not limited to, volunteering, internship, fundraising, designing focused tasks that strengthen both the mission of LaGuardia and the vision of the partnering organization(s). ALL LHI partnerships are year long projects (September-June) focusing on a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal that involves a collaborative inter-disciplinary inquiry of the theme to brainstorm strategies and sustainable solutions promoting equity and inclusivity.

    The United Nations Academic Impact Program recognized LHI’s contributions by inviting LaGuardia to join the 1,400 institutions from 145 countries who make up the United Nations Academic Impact Program membership.

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  • LHI Partners

    Continuing Partners
    1. Center for Immigrant Education and Training
      LaGuardia LHI students worked with CIET to virtually tutor children of LaGuardia student-parents during COVID-19
    2. The United Nations Academic Impact Program LaGuardia joins a network of educational institutions in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (view certificate)
    3. Climate Reality Project (Climate Reality Campus Corps) Current partner, trains and mobilizes advocates for action around solutions to the global climate crisis (read welcome letter)
    4. CARE One of the world's largest and oldest humanitarian organization, CARE has been feeding the hungry since 1945 and continues its work to defeat poverty and achieve social justice
    5. LaGuardia CARES (College Access for Retention and Economic Success) connects students with resources, referrals and local community services to overcome financial barriers, stay in school and graduate.


    Malala Fund Current partner, Malala Fund--founded by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai--promotes the right of girls worldwide to 12 years of free, safe education

    1. Amal Alliance
      LaGuardia students revised educational materials and raised funds to support schooling of Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh (read letter of thanks)
    2. Make the Road
      LaGuardia students volunteered and sponsored youth internships at Make the Road, advocating for local immigrant communities
    3. Digital Girl, Inc
      Digital Girl encourages inner city youth, especially girls, to pursue careers in STEM fields


    Water for South Sudan
    LaGuardia sponsored the rehabilitation of a water well for a village of 500 in South Sudan (read letters of thanks).