The Mellon Grant for Civic Engagement

With support from a $1.2 million, five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sarah Lawrence College and a network of community partners are creating a new model for community engagement. 

Blurring the boundaries of higher education, Sarah Lawrence faculty members and humanities fellows are embedded in the community, specifically in partner organizations such as ArtsWestchester, Bronxville Public Library and Schools, the Hudson River Museum, Wartburg, Yonkers Arts, and Yonkers Public Library and Schools. Out of this collaboration, the stories cached in the memories of long-time residents come to life and the people and places at the foundation of this area’s past, present, and future become central characters in a local history that holds a mirror up to decades of policy decisions made across the country and events from around the world.


Meet Our Mellon Fellows