10/17 – BAC Homecoming Celebration


If you have not attended the annual Black Alumni Council (BAC) Homecoming, you are missing the largest annual get-together of Columbia’s Black alumni from all schools and generations.

We hope you can make this year’s event on Saturday, October 17 at Providence in
New York City.

Come for food, cocktails, and conversation—and music and dancing, too! In addition to alumni, there will be many faculty members, administrators, and Black student leaders in attendance.

The BAC looks forward to seeing you.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Location: Providence, 311 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Price in advance:

  • $20 students
  • $50 alumni and guests

Price at the door:

  • $30 students
  • $70 all others

The price includes a buffet dinner, three-hour premium open bar, music, and dancing.
Please note: due to Columbia’s alcohol policy, only students 21 and over may attend.

Mentoring Opportunity with Re:LIFE Inc & Carver Bank


Re:LIFE Inc. is a Harlem-based non-profit that works to help the youths and young adults of New York City realize their full potential by empowering them through education and entrepreneurship. Re:LIFE was established in April of 2010 to address the educational and socioeconomic needs our target communities and to assist in the successful transition of our youths to a better life. All our educational programs are composed of stimulating activities and materials that are organized around well-developed curricula.

Re:LIFE is looking for mentors to be a part of our upcoming URBN Youth Start-UP (UYS) Program. This initiative is an intensive 15-week entrepreneurship program in partnership with Carver Federal Savings Bank. The goal of UYS is to expose students to entrepreneurship and financial literacy; students will identify a problem their communities and develop a business solution for this problem. By the end of the program, students would have development a business plan and should be able to implement their business solution in the communities.

UYS runs from September 4th to December 20th. Applicants to this program must be at least 16 years of age.

UYS mentors will be divided into two groups: the professional mentors and the entrepreneurial mentors. Entrepreneurial mentors will be individuals with entrepreneurial experience and are capable of providing practical advice to students based on their experiences as entrepreneurs. The professional mentors do not need to have entrepreneurial experience. Professional mentors will act as counselors and general advisors to the students. Each student group will be paired up with one professional mentor and entrepreneurial mentor.

Summary of mentor responsibilities:
– Work with proteges on projects and business plan
– Attend one mentor meeting per month
– Teach at least one life skill session of your choice; sessions are 45-90 minutes long
– Communicate with Re:LIFE at least once every other week about students’ progress

If you are interested in getting involved and learning more about Re:LIFE and its programs, visit www.relifeinc.org or email relife@relifeinc.org.

Individuals interested in attending this program as a student can apply online at www.relifeinc.org/urbnyouthstartupprogram

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