A'Lelia Bundles Community Scholars at Columbia University are members of the Upper Manhattan community who receive a three-year affiliation with Columbia and access to campus resources while they work on a project or skill that relates to or benefits their community.

Bundles Scholars join an intellectual community with the other participants in the program and can connect with life and learning across the University.

Meet A'Lelia Bundles

"I love the Community Scholars concept of recognizing the brilliance of people who live above 110th Street. People who may not have already been on campus or didn’t have a PhD, but their work was really important... The connection with Columbia, the access to resources, the community that it creates, the interdisciplinary relationships that they’re able to build... I think it opens some doors for them that might not have been open, but also exposes the Columbia community to their brilliance." — A’Lelia Bundles

Read more about A’Lelia Bundles: journalist, historian, and community champion.


Showing Up: Unlocking the Superpower of Lived Experiences for Innovation

A'Lelia Bundles Community Scholars Lecture

Showing Up: Unlocking the Superpower of Lived Experiences for Innovation

On Monday, December 4, 2023, in The Forum Atrium on Columbia's Manhattanville campus, discover the ways lived experiences can inform how we think about and frame what is possible. Hear from Columbia University A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholar Ken Miles on the ways breaking down silos and facilitating shared learning can both serve to redefine how expertise is understood, and shift how those insights shape community impact.