Teaming Up Together for Turkey Trot & Lehman L.I.F.E. Student Volunteers!

Teaming up together with students, staff, faculty and administration from the School of Education, Center for School/College Collaboratives, Provost Office, Budget Office, Admin/Finance, Office of Online Education and National Society of Black Engineers, we surpassed last year’s fundraising goals and raised $2,000! Every penny of the proceeds provides students with travel scholarships for Lehman L.I.F.E. Alternative Break programs, where they serve communities in need and develop a sense of global citizenship.


Winter Break 2018: Students will travel to Apopka, FL to volunteer at the Hope Community Center with migrant farm workers and undocumented youth.

Spring Break 2018: Lehman students will volunteer in Nicaragua with Global Medical Brigades providing support, leading workshops and learning from medical professionals in the community.

Summer of 2018: Students will travel to Malawi and build Lehman’s own school with the community! Also for the first time ever, Lehman L.I.F.E. will be tied to a Credit Bearing course: A writing intensive senior seminar focusing on “Global Africa,” taught by Lehman’s own School of Education Faculty, Immaculee Harushimana and Faith Muturia!

Kudos and thanks to everyone who also participated in the Annual Turkey Trot! Always fun on the field! Save the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to join us next year!

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Congratulations to TESOL Graduate Robert O’Leary Selected as English Language Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Robert O’Leary, Lehman College TESOL graduate, is among the 140 U.S. citizens selected for an English Language Fellow project by the U.S. Department of State in 2017-2018.  He will be spending the year at the Ministry of Education, in Lima.

Candidates are selected based on a carefully considered match of applicant experience to project needs. One of the most important criteria is always the candidate’s credentials in the field of TESOL, and being a graduate of your program was an important factor in this selection.

The English Language Fellow Program is the premier international exchange program that allows American English teachers to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad. Through projects developed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, Fellows work directly with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to improve the quality of English language instruction offered at prestigious universities and other academic institutions. English Language Fellows are counted among the more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs eachyear.

Since 1969, the English Language Fellow Program has sent thousands of TESOL scholars and educators abroad to promote English language learning, enhance English teaching capacity, and build relations between the United States and other countries. On assignment, Fellows conduct teacher training, teach English, develop resources, and organize events and conferences. These projects are challenging and the teachers selected represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. In return, the program provides professional development opportunities to help participants experience different cultures and build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers back home.

For further information about the program, please visit the websites of the English Language Fellow Program and the U.S. Department of State.