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Midtown Initiatives

Through a variety of programs run through the Student Affairs Office, students volunteer to give back to the Murray Hill community that surrounds the Beren Campus.

Helping Hands

Stern students are sent to local midtown public schools to lend an extra hand in overcrowded classrooms for students who need extra attention.


Students are paired up with a senior citizen in the vicinity of Stern College and become a companion for the senior, visiting during the week and speaking to her or him regularly.

YU Chesed Club

In partnership with the Learning Leader's army of more than 8,000 volunteers who work in 500 schools throughout the five boroughs, students volunteer to dedicate two hours a week to tutoring students one-on-one in a variety of subjects including mathematics, social studies, reading and science. If you are able to commit two hours to this initiative, you can make a huge impact in a young person's life. Prior to being placed at a school, Learning Leaders will train every volunteer and provide the volunteer with the tools and resources needed to conduct successful tutoring sessions.

Project TEACH

Project TEACH or “Together Educating All Children in Hospitals,” is a joint Einstein and Yeshiva University undergraduate student-run initiative that seeks to reach out to young children in the hospital by teaching them lessons in science and the humanities. Students create diverse fun and educational modules for the children of wide age range to ignite their interest in learning in a fun way. In 2013 TEACH began in The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and since has expanded to the following hospitals: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center (EEG Unit), Jacobi Medical Center, NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and more. TEACH hopes to grow and expand its volunteering and find new ways to teach sick children science in creative ways. Find us on