CCE at the UN: Mental Health and Refugees

On April 13th, President of No Lost Generation-Lehigh Katie Morris ’18 and CCE Director Dr. Sarah Stanlick presented to the  UN NGO Committee on Mental Health, Working Group on Refugee & Immigrant Mental Health.

Lehigh has had a relationship with our local resettlement agencies since 2010, through both the Global Citizenship Program and the Center for Community Engagement.  This partnership, now with Bethany Christian Services, has incorporated service-learning, documentary film creation, tutoring, fundraising, and public advocacy.

The efforts of the Lehigh team have been featured in outlets such as GlobalSL.org, and recently, Stanlick and community partner/refugee resettlement site director Marla Sell published a journal article entitled, “Beyond Superheroes and Sidekicks: Empowerment, Efficacy, and Education in Community Partnerships“.

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High School Scholars Program

The Brown and White

High school students get a taste of college in Lehigh classes

Before heading off to college, local high school seniors are given the opportunity to take on-campus college classes at Lehigh, free of charge, courtesy of the Office of Academic Outreach and Lehigh Valley’s High School Scholars program.

The program gives out annual scholarships to students from Bethlehem high schools to receive college credit without taking Advanced Placement courses. Angela Scott Ferencin, the program director of the Community Education Initiative in the Center for Community Engagement and former director of the Office of Academic Outreach, has overseen this program for years.

Students are nominated by their schools to participate in this program.

“They are admissible to Lehigh and highly qualified students,” Ferencin said. “They show great promise for higher education, and show an interest in taking classes at Lehigh.”

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