WelcomeThe Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA) is the University’s primary liaison with federal, state, and local government and with its surrounding communities; it serves as a gateway to the University for visitors, and for inquiries concerning the University from individuals, civic organizations and governments around the world.
Our current work includes the design, implementation and management of workforce development initiatives associated with the Expansion, the management of an art exhibition program for local artists, and an ongoing collaboration with the Columbia Business School on the Columbia Harlem Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a program of the US Small Business Administration that provides technical assistance to small businesses and non profits. We manage Columbia Community Service (CCS), a campaign that encourages Columbia faculty and staff to contribute to local organizations that provide critical social services to residents in the surrounding communities.
GCA has played and will continue to play a key role in support of the University’s Manhattanville Campus expansion plan and in other physical planning initiatives. Currently we facilitate the historic campus/community partnership embodied in the West Harlem Community Benefits Agreement.
For Our Neighbors
Find information about local partnerships, plus the latest campus construction projects on the Neighbors Web site.
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CUMC Government & Community Affairs
Columbia University's Environmental Stewardship