At Gallatin, students will find a number of opportunities to work closely with local communities. Through the Literacy Project, students may take a course that trains them to volunteer at adult literacy sites in New York City. Students may also participate in the annual publication of The Literacy Review, a journal of writing by adults in literacy programs throughout New York City.
Through Great World Texts, students and faculty collaborate with--and serve as mentors to--high school students in the development of a project inspired by a canonical text. Recent texts include Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Weep Not, Child and Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve.