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Community Engagement

Community engagement - it's in the University's DNA
 

Community Engagement—It’s in the University’s DNA

Center for Health Innovation

Launched in 2011, the Center for Health Innovation is a regional health care think tank that leverages Adelphi’s extensive expertise in mental, public, personal and environmental health. Signature accomplishments to date include the publication of Erudition—the University’s research magazine—hosting symposia for professionals and the public, conducting national polls and launching new graduate degree programs in health informatics and public health. A core initiative of the University’s strategic plan, Adelphi 2015, this start-up is poised for future growth.

A commitment to strong community connections is in Adelphi’s DNA, earning the University the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s prestigious Community Engagement Classification in 2010, an honor given to only 10 institutions of higher education in New York State. This classification reflects the University’s purposeful efforts to make community engagement a defining feature of Adelphi. Its initiatives in this area epitomize Adelphi’s simultaneous commitment to its core founding values and to the rapidly changing local, national and global communities it serves.

Investments in more than a dozen well-regarded public policy and community services centers—ranging from the 30-year-old Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to the newer Institute for Parenting and the Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership—have earned Adelphi a reputation as an “engaged university.” This engagement extends beyond the region in important ways. Faculty members are engaged in developing and evaluating new programs and service models and, along with students, participate in research to inform social policy, program and service delivery.


Community Connections

As the engaged university, Adelphi encourages student, faculty and staff participation in its extensive community service programs and welcomes the community’s attendance at its cultural, educational, and athletic activities.

Explore Adelphi’s community service programs:

Physical and Mental Health

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support System
Information, referrals, and emotional support to educate and empower breast cancer patients.
Adult Fitness Program
Individualized evaluations and exercise programs designed to improve health and fitness and encourage lifelong wellness.
Autism Resources
Our faculty are internationally known experts in autism, and our events, initiatives, and services all reflect their expertise.
Center for Recreation and Sports Memberships
Community members can "have fun and be active" by joining one of the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) Membership Programs.
Community Mental Health Services
Affordable mental health for children, adolescents, and adults at Center for Psychological Services and Postdoctoral Psychotherapy Center.
Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
State-of-the-art facility and exceptional staff offering comprehensive testing, speech, language, and audiological services.

Social Services and Research

Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Multifaceted programs providing services for executives, boards of directors, and emerging leaders of local nonprofit organizations.
Civic Engagement and Service Programs
The Center for Student Involvement’s Civic Engagement and Service Programs provide opportunities to students to become active within various organizations and community services programs in the surrounding area.
Collaboration Project
The Adelphi University Collaboration Project developed as a means to support efforts related to social awareness and issues of peace and justice. Each year those participating will select a different theme and a new leadership team.
Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement
An incubator of serious study and community dialogue to develop new ways to understand and address critical social issues on Long Island.

Child and Family Services

Alice Brown Early Learning Center
Fosters development and growth of children enrolled, while on the cutting edge of early child care and education best practices.
Community Mental Health Services
Affordable mental health for children, adolescents, and adults at Center for Psychological Services and Postdoctoral Psychotherapy Center.
Institute for Parenting
Provides parents, educators, practitioners, and students with training, education, and service in a culturally sensitive framework.
Social Training Center
Support and guidance for students and who have high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Literacy Center
Assessment and instruction for students grades 1–12 with difficulties in decoding, fluency, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, or study skills.

Academic Support

Autism Resources
Our faculty are internationally known experts in autism, and our events, initiatives, and services all reflect their expertise.
The Literacy Center
Assessment and instruction for students grades 1–12 with difficulties in decoding, fluency, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, or study skills.
Regents Preparation Courses
Adelphi University hosts courses offered by Regents Review to help local high school students prepare for New York State Regents Examinations.
Social Training Center
Support and guidance for students and who have high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.