WHDC Updates

Host Your Event at Columbia University

October 16, 2019

Photo credit: Frank Oudeman

West Harlem Development Corporation administers in-kind space requests at Columbia University offered through the Community Benefits Agreement. West Harlem based nonprofits and public schools may apply to host their events on Columbia’s campus during the Spring and Fall semesters.  All requests are granted based on availability.

For this upcoming Spring semester, WHDC introduced an additional in-kind space benefit option – Columbia University’s new, multi-purpose venue, The Forum. West Harlem organizations are now able to host groups/events of various sizes at any of The Forum’s seven spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Touted as the “gateway” to Columbia’s expanded Manhattanville campus, The Forum’s ground floor is already open to the public with a Café and free Wifi. The ground floor of The Forum is open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm but closed on university-designated holidays.

The application process for West Harlem based nonprofits or public schools in need of space between January through June of 2020 has passed. Please stay connected to WHDC for future updates.

Criteria for consideration:

  1. Be a nonprofit organization in West Harlem – MCD9; or
  2. Be a non-charter public school in West Harlem – MCD9

Please know that your public school or nonprofit organization must be physically within the West Harlem – MCD9 catchment area.

Manhattan Community District 9 is bounded (south to north) by 110th and 155th Streets and (east to west) by Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, and Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.

Applications Available: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019 5:00 pm EST

WHDC notification of space request approval: By December 20, 2019

Confirmation of Space by Columbia University Government and Community Affairs: TBA