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Local Partnerships

Bard works closely with local partners to provide students with opportunities for work, internships, and civic engagement throughout the Hudson Valley. Projects address real issues facing our communities, including poverty, sustainability, education, and immigration. Partnerships respond flexibly to local needs as students, organizations, and area leaders work collaboratively to develop creative solutions and a vibrant community.

Become a Local Partner

To become a local partner, e-mail Erin Cannan, Dean of Student Affairs, at


YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung, a native of South Korea, is majoring in political studies with a concentration in global international studies. YuSung has been enrolled in the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, and plans to go back to his home country after graduation in order to pursue a career in politics.
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Bard Math Circle

Bard Math Circle

The Bard Math Circle promotes an interest in Mathematics in elementary, middle, and high school aged students. Come join us at one of our local library programs! VIEW MORE >>
Native Peoples on Bard

Native Peoples on Bard's Lands

Field Methods in Environmental Archaeology VIEW MORE >>
Dream to Achieve

Dream to Achieve


Red Hook Together

Red Hook Together works to blend endeavors in culture, agriculture, education, business, and tourism in order to create a sustainable community. Bard College, the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, the school district, and the towns and villages of Red Hook and Tivoli share a vision to enhance the lives of those who live, work, and study in Red Hook. Our goal is to strengthen relationships between people in this community, striving to preserve resources and develop businesses. For more information e-mail Erin Cannan.

Elections at Bard facilitates voter registration for local students, provides information about candidates, hosts forums in which candidates and students can meet, and protects the rights of students to vote and have their votes counted.

"All Politics Is Local"

This venture enables Bard faculty and students to engage with local, county, and state officials. The program helps arrange internships and service learning opportunities.

West Point−Bard Exchange

The West Point−Bard Exchange allows civilians and future officers of the United States Army to learn together. Students and faculty from Bard and the United States Military Academy exchange ideas in classrooms, public presentations, and in informal settings. Bard students and West Point cadets participate in joint seminars in international relations and hold mixed-team debates on a range of issues. West Point faculty teach courses at Bard in counter-insurgency, military history, and international relations.

Hudson Valley Science Outreach

Growing from the Citizen Science Program, Hudson Valley Science Outreach is the overarching program that coordinates free science mentoring, tutoring and after-school activities in six local school districts. HVSO primarily works on projects in January for the first-year students as part of Citizen Science, but it also provides science mentors for local classrooms to prepare for fairs. During the summer, volunteers organize summer programs in local libraries, and on occasion special events are held with themes, such as Forensics Day.