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Partnerships & Programs
Lehigh creates partnerships that act as bridges, connecting the University with the local community. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful work in South Bethlehem and the surrounding Lehigh Valley through educational programs, community service, service-learning opportunities and community initiatives. Click on the links below to learn more about these partnerships and programs and see how these collaborations make a positive impact in the community we share. Contact Us to learn more about a specific Program or Partnership, or to add one to the list.
Annual Lehigh/Community Expo
Community and Regional Affairs and Student Activities sponsor the Annual Community & Club EXPO held the first day of class each fall semester. The EXPO showcases services and products of local merchants, offers opportunities to sample a wide range of traditional and ethnic foods, and introduces students to a variety of Lehigh clubs and local programs. It is a perfect opportunity for Lehigh students, faculty and staff to get to know their surrounding community.
The 19th Annual Community & Club Expo will be held on August 29, 2016 4pm - 6pm on the University Center Lawn. Rain Date is August 30, 2016.
If you are a merchant or local organization and would like to be featured in the EXPO, online registration will be available soon. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Clubs and campus organizations should register through the Student Activities Office or call (610) 758-6670.
Faculty/Staff Day of Caring
Day of Caring is a program held once each semester to engage faculty/staff volunteers with various social service agencies near campus. Agencies benefit by getting much needed work done for the cost of materials. Volunteers gain an understanding and appreciation of local agencies.
The Bethlehem Community Collaborative
The Bethlehem Loan Pool
Bethlehem-Tondabayashi Sister City Commission
The Downtown Bethlehem Association Program
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The Mayor’s South Side Task Force
Northampton County New Jobs Corp.
The South Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone
Best Buddies Program
CHOICES (Charting Horizons and Opportunities in Careers in Engineering and Science)
Clothing and Food Drives
C.O.A.C.H. (Community Outreach by Athletes Who Care About Helping)
Feel Good Fridays
Green House Design
High School Mathematics Competition
Holiday Hope Chests
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Livin’ La Vida Lehigh
LUPD Orientation Program for First-Year Students
Mentoring and after-school tutoring programs
Merchant District Banner Program
Parents Night Out
Practicum in Behavioral and Academic Assessment
Sheep and Trees
South Bethlehem Homework Clubs
South Side Clean-Up
S.T.A.R. & Jr. S.T.A.R. Academies (Students That Are Ready)
STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Student Senate Off-Campus Living Forum
United Way Day of Caring
VITA Tax Program
Volunteer Experience: CitySpace & SouthSide Serve
Wonderful World of Sports
South Bethlehem Greenway
Lehigh’s South Side Initiative is working with the City of Bethlehem and other community partners to turn a narrow trail of railroad tracks that once divided South Bethlehem into a scenic linear park and paved path that is now uniting the community. The South Bethlehem Greenway is a collaborative effort that has resulted in a beautiful and vibrant recreation space and is a popular destination for the campus and local community alike.
hours spent tutoring South Bethlehem children every year
percentage increase in parents attending school-based activities during AY 13-14 from the previous year at Donegan Community school