- Seven million dollars in grants are brought into the Bronx annually by Lehman College to support such programs as the Minority Biomedical Research Support program and the Minority Access to Research Careers program, both of which strengthen career paths for minority students.
- The College participates in nearly 50 collaborative initiatives with more than 100 Bronx public schools. Among them is the Institute for Literacy Studies, funded principally by the DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest Fund's grant of $3 million over four years.
- The earning power of New Yorkers is enhanced by Lehman College certificate programs in such areas as secretarial skills, child care, alcohol and substance abuse counseling, health information technology, and computer technology; approximately 400 students are certified annually.
- The College's major impact on the Bronx health care industry is exemplified by its contract to provide advanced training to members of the 1199 Health and Human Services Workers Union. Among these offerings is the Home Care Certificate Program.
- Lehman College is participating in the development of the Bronx Information Network (BIN), a non-profit organization funded by a $2.3 million grant from Bell Atlantic to enhance health care, expand educational electronic resources, and widen exposure to community arts, services, and career opportunities. More than 90 Bronx public and private institutions are taking part in BIN.
- Students at the College's B.A. program in Multilingual Journalism, the only one of its kind in the nation, find wide-ranging opportunities for employment in the increasingly global economy.
Mentor and student collaborate on a maize study as part of Lehman College's Minority Biomedical Research Support program.
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