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Community Learning Initiative

Jack Tchen


Gallatin’s Community Learning Initiative (CLI) offers courses that bridge the gap between the classroom and the community by offering students the opportunity to engage in a variety of action-study projects based in New York City. Courses combine academic readings and theory based discussions with practical work in grassroots community organizations, social agencies, and educational institutions.  Faculty work closely with students and community organizations to address real-world problems and devise and implement practical solutions.

Fall 2015 Community Learning Courses

Course # Title Instructor Day Time
CLI-UG1444 Lyrics on Lockdown Piper Anderson Mon 6:20PM–9:00PM
To participate in this course you must be available on Saturday mornings from 9-12pm for visits to Rikers in November-December. Students are also required to attend two Saturday workshop prep sessions in October from 10-5pm.
CLI-UG1445 Shifting Focus: Video Production and Community Activism Mark Read Tue 3:30PM–6:10PM
CLI-UG1460 Literacy in Action Dianne Ramdeholl Tue 6:20PM–9:00PM


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