‘Life’s most urgent question: What are you doing for others?’
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Brooklyn Campus, the original campus of Long Island University, was established 80 years ago by a group of civic leaders who recognized the need for an institution of higher learning that would serve the region’s diverse and rapidly expanding communities. Today, that tradition of serving is stronger than ever. The Brooklyn Campus, with more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the City and around the globe, continues to reach out to the surrounding communities, providing programs and services that improve and enrich the quality of life. By
sharing educational, cultural and health-related resources, the Campus not only fulfills its mission but also significantly contributes to the solidarity of the community.
Over the years, Brooklyn has enjoyed an economic and cultural renaissance, but quite a few people have yet to experience its benefits. Many in Brooklyn struggle to raise families, to deal with physical and mental health challenges and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life and the working
The Brooklyn Campus strives to serve others through our community education programs as well as through extensive health care and family services. In addition, we offer a broad array of outstanding and innovative cultural
programs that bring the joy and stimulation of art, dance, literature and drama into the lives of Brooklynites and others.
This publication describes the comprehensive community programs we offer. Some programs are new, replacing older ones or responding to changing needs, while others have a longstanding history, a reflection of their continued value to our neighbors.
In addition to enriching our communities, we also seek to nurture in our own students a sense of social responsibility and an active, lifelong commitment to helping others. Our students are intimately involved in these programs and
projects and take great pride and satisfaction in knowing that they are truly making a difference.
Your involvement, too, is welcome and important. We invite you to join us by supporting these efforts and by participating in some of these wonderful offerings. Please, take the time to read this material and familiarize yourself with all that we do. As we say at the Brooklyn Campus, “Together we can…change the world.”
Gale Stevens Haynes