Lehman in the Community

Lehman Community Connections

Explore a map of the many locations where Lehman College student interns, faculty and Service Learning volunteers demonstrate their commitment to the Bronx and the surrounding community. Lehman’s Social Work placements alone provide more than 134,000 hours of service to the community each year.
For more than 80 years, our historic Bronx campus has been dedicated to service. During World War II, nearly 81,000 women trained on campus as WAVES - Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service – marking the first time that women served in the U.S. military. In 1946, the U.N. Security Council met on our campus – the first such meeting on American soil. We are proud to carry forward Governor Herbert H. Lehman’s commitment to public service and social justice. Learn more about our history.
Historic Campus in the Bronx
The Bronx Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lehman College
Since 1987, the Bronx Small Business Development Center has worked with over 14,000 businesses, helping them to invest nearly $120 million in the area’s economy and has added or saved almost 5,000 jobs. Located within Lehman’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, SBDC assists budding entrepreneurs turn ideas and dreams into businesses and helps small firms expand. Aspiring entrepreneurs can email us at sbdc.bronx@lehman.cuny.edu.
Arts, Cultural and Library Resources at Lehman
Take advantage of Lehman’s rich arts, cultural and library resources available to students and the community. Many events are available at no or low cost.
Student Community Engagement
Within Lehman’s Division for Student Affairs, the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs educates members of the Lehman community on the importance of responsible citizenship through new student orientation, community development programs, service efforts, and an awareness of global issues impacting local communities. Explore our student service initiatives. To volunteer, contact Amanda DuBois at amanda.dubois@lehman.cuny.edu
The Department of Social Work at Lehman College
Lehman’s Department of Social Work offers accredited programs leading to a B.A. with a major in Social Work or a Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree. Both programs prepare ethical, competent and knowledgeable social workers for work in social service agencies and organizations serving urban populations. Explore locations where our Senior Social Work students complete a two-semester field placement in one of many community agencies that provide services to children, adults, and families.