Community Action, Learning & Leadership Program

CAll students disaster clean upSUNY Old Westbury’s award-winning Community Action, Learning and Leadership (CALL) Program affects change both in the local community and its students themselves. The work of the students, faculty and staff through this program for nine consecutive years earned Old Westbury a place on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  

This community-based learning and action experience provides a unique learning opportunity that promotes civic engagement while building the capacity of partner organizations. Projects developed within CALL benefit all stakeholders, enhance student learning and meeting real community needs.

Students make connections between curricular concepts, community issues and the major problems confronting society. Local communities benefit by receiving needed services, heightened student awareness and the promise of future civic engagement.

CALL students


Laura Anker
Director, Office of First Year Experience
Student Union, Room 305
Phone: 516-876-3459
Email: ankerl [at] oldwestbury.ed