This event will include Karioki Crosby, founder of Latimer Heights and The Harlem Maker Fair; Renée Cummings, founder and CEO of Urban AI and Criminal Justice Intelligence Inc.; Debbie Meyer, founding member of Dyslexia (Plus) in Public Schools Task Force and director of development of Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation; and Vivian Williams-Kurutz, founder and executive director of Harlem Wellness Center; in conversation with Flores A. Forbes, associate vice president for Community Affairs at Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs.
This event is open to everyone across Columbia University and beyond, including those who are interested in social entrepreneurship and community development.
Columbia's Community Scholars Program, founded in 2013, is a formal opportunity for community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan to access University resources and participate in the intellectual life of the University through interaction with faculty, students, and other visiting scholars. Scholars within the program utilize University services and resources to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain a skill in a particular area. The program helps to foster and deepen ties between the University and the many independent members of the cultural and intellectual community surrounding it.