|Registration Opens||Jul 1, 2019 12:00am|
|Registration Closes||May 15, 2020 12:00am or when space runs out.|
|Hiring Manager||Joshua Rodriguez|
More than 500 Brown University students participate in the Community Corps program. Students in this program lead after-school enrichment, connect health resources to patients, engage with adult learners, provide one-on-one tutoring, assist classroom teachers, support and advocate for people who are homeless and engage in other ways. Strong, long-term relationships between the Swearer Center, Brown University students, and community partner organizations are an essential component of this program.
Through this program, students join a cohort of engaged individuals and build on their skills, knowledge, and experience as they address issues of social injustice and inequality. While engaging in meaningful community engagement, students learn first-hand about the assets and strengths of the Providence community and our community partner organizations. Through meaningful community partnerships, these students contribute to the programmatic capacity of our partners and help make an impact on creating a more just and equal society. Through our co-curricular workshop series, students in Community Corps have access to a learning community of students who are engaged in thinking about the connections between community work, active citizenship, social justice, and academic learning. To learn more about Community Corps see our Community Corps handbook.
Community Corps Requirements
The following information summarizes Community Corps program expectations members:
Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS)
Eligible Brown University undergraduate students may access their federal work-study funding through select Community Corps placements. Students participating in Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS) are considered part of the Community Corps and have access to support within the Swearer Center, including advising, mentoring and workshop opportunities. Through this program, eligible students can earn up to a possible $2,000 in gross wages during the academic year. The total amount of the award depends on a student's award package. Student earnings are paid by the University via federal work study funding. Brown’s Office of Financial Aid determines student eligibility. To learn more about the OCFWS program see the OCFWS section in the Community Corps handbook.
Note that funds for this program are limited and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Students not accepted are placed on a waiting list. We are accepting all students eligible for OCFWS for the Spring 2020 semester.
Off Campus Federal Work Study Requirements
All Brown University students are eligible to apply. Community Corps enrollment begins in the fall semester and continues through the spring. Most community corp groups and partner organizations complete enrollment within the first few months of the fall and spring semesters.
The spring 2020 application is open. The application has a priority deadline on February, 28 2020. Applications will be accepted after the deadline but a submission after the deadline may affect your ability to get a spot.