Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, includes an Undergraduate College, Graduate School, and Medical School. The University adheres to a collaborative university-college model in which faculty are as committed to teaching as they are to research, embracing a curriculum that requires students to be architects of their education. Brown University’s website>>
Swearer Center for Public Service
In 1986, President Howard Swearer established the Center for Public Service, which has three related sets of objectives: community impact, student learning, and creating, sharing, and applying knowledge. The Center has partnered with dozens of organizations and supported countless hours of public service through such programs as the Urban Education Semester, various Fellowships and Awards, and a Social Entrepreneurship Program. Learn more>>
The National College Advising Corps
This program seeks to increase the number of low- to moderate-income high school students who enter college and earn Bachelor’s degrees, by providing college application and financial aid guidance to those students and their families. Seven full-time College Guides (recent graduates of Brown and URI) work collaboratively with guidance staff, principals, teachers, and others at partner schools across Rhode Island to increase the awareness, preparation, and college-going disposition of underserved students. Brown University undergraduate volunteers provide individual and group SAT-prep, essay-writing, and financial aid programming at a subset of the schools. Learn more>>
The Community Fellows Program
Every year, members of the Rhode Island community are selected to serve as Swearer Community Fellows. They are chosen for their expertise, ability to advise students, faculty and staff, and willingness to deepen the community context of the work of the Swearer Center. The Fellows serve many roles at the University, including collaboration with faculty on courses, training for students, and participation in public seminars.