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Place Forward - Alfred H. Kurland

Momin, Sofie; Mailman Digital Learning Studio

Alfred Kurland has been an organizer and institutional pathfinder working for teen empowerment for the last twenty-eight years. Beginning with his first grassroots program in Washington Heights, and finishing as a lead coordinator for the NYC Teens on Community Boards, his work has been inspired and sustained by teen social justice activists, youth advisory councils, and civic mentors from collaborating agencies. Al has been recognized for his work on behalf of marginalized youth and under-resourced communities by the Petra Foundation, The Brooke Russell Astor Foundation, and the Silver Beaver Award from the Greater NY Boy Scout Council.

Place FORWARD is a student-produced digital archive committed to the pursuit of placed-based learning and strengthening our connections at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to the people and communities we are situated in, which is Washington Heights. We hope to create learning experiences that inform and empower students to self-reflect and act in their personal and professional lives.

Place FORWARD actualizes the charge of the FORWARD initiative by providing opportunities for students and faculty to learn about the Washington Heights community, to build trust with the Washington Heights community, and commit to advancing racial equity in the public health spaces in Washington Heights.


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Place Forward
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July 7, 2023

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