In the Levermore Global Scholars Program, engagement means much more than simply completing individual or one-off community service projects. Instead, it means creating sustained relationships and partnerships with communities and nonprofit organizations based on issues of shared public concerns and mutual respect. Engaging in such experiences allows you to grow in substantive ways as you listen to better understand, and positively impact the world around you.
LGS helps you understand how you are interconnected with others across the street and around the world, and provides you with frameworks to allow you to apply your knowledge beyond the classroom, develop valuable practical skills and have a measurable impact in local and global communities.
Engagement activities aim at transforming and broadening your perspective about society or the world at large, or explicitly seek to explore and address issues of social, global, or environmental justice, or civil and human rights.
LGS students take classes at Adelphi while undertaking credited internships at community organizations. In order to earn credits, interns do some academic work to reflect upon their internship experience. This experience is crucial for the intellectual, social and personal growth of each LGS student.
Potential Internship Placements
Scholars are encouraged to consult databases that include comprehensive lists of community-based internships available in non-profit, public and profit organizations on Long Island and in NYC such as Adelphi’s PantherZone (includes LGS-specific search), HandsOn Connect or Idealist for more internship options.
Levermore Global Scholars make strong bonds with each other through their seminars, community oriented projects and their initiatives. Levermore Global Scholars have different majors, but they share the same passion about community and volunteer work, social and cultural initiatives, and learning by doing.
Past projects have addressed issues relating to hunger, education, human trafficking, fair trade, the arts, and health education and awareness.