• Logo of humanitarian initiative at LAGCC 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

    For more information contact us at humani@lagcc.cuny.edu.

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

  • Read what students are saying about LHI:

    Reflections from Kayla Greene (New Media Technology) and Bibi-Sakeena Khemraj (Biology)–July 29th Q&A zoom webinar with Malala:

    Kayla: It was an amazing experience sharing the platform with Malala. Many thanks to LHI for providing such transformative opportunities for students. I am thrilled that my article got accepted in Malala’s Assembly, a global platform for student writers. The Q and A session with Malala helped me learn how social, political, and economic conditions could inhibit women’s access to education. LHI taught me that it’s okay to share my story because it could help others and myself gain confidence as activists. Talking about the issues is one step into building awareness but it is the actions that would ultimately help make a difference.

    Sakeena-Bibi: LHI has played a massive role in my life as a freshman. As a biology student, I am interested in helping others and making the world a better place. This is why when I heard of LHI’s partnership with Malala Fund, I couldn’t resist. I got the opportunity to expand my networks, meet new people, learn about ways I can give back, and, most importantly, be aware and exposed to real-world problems. During my LHI experience, I also had the opportunity to fundraise and attend workshops to enhance my graphic designing skills. All of which were life-changing and satisfying experiences. I think this would be an excellent place to start if you’re a student that’s interested in transforming the world and addressing real-world problems. Getting involved will not only assist you in giving back to the community, but you’ll also be able to expand your resume, apply the skills you’ve learned inside or outside of the classroom and discover your passions and strengths.

  • Spring Calendar of Events

    • ORIENTATION: Kick Off with CARE and LaGuardia CARES
    • Action Workshop: Digital Media
      • May 10 at 11:45AM in B219
    • Action Workshop: Educating Others
      • May 18 at 4:35PM in B307
    • LHI Annual Showcase
      • May 24 from 10AM to 3PM in E111
  • Student Involvement

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