Hunter is committed to being an engaged member of the East Harlem community and using its resources to address neighborhood needs in partnership with local stakeholders. Today, numerous projects are underway, involving faculty and students across Hunter’s schools and departments.
In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, Hunter is strengthening PS/MS 7 with an arts-infused curriculum and vibrant afterschool program. Students and faculty from the Schools of Education, Nursing and Social Work support a wide range of student, family and educator needs at the school.
The Hunter East Harlem Gallery presents free exhibitions and public events that foster interdisciplinary collaborations within the College while also addressing subjects relevant to the East Harlem community.
Together with the Manhattan District Attorney, Hunter's Silberman School of Social Work runs the Community Navigators Program, which connects East Harlem residents to the vital resources and support services they need.
The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center works with policymakers and East Harlem community organizers to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development.