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>>
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 partners with dozens of organizations and supports the creation of long-term, sustainable engagement opportunities for Brown University students in the Greater Providence Area, through programs such as the Bonner Fellowship, Social Innovation Fellowship, and Community Corps. Learn more>>
The National College Advising Corps, an AmeriCorps 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. Full-time College Advisers, who are recent graduates, 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 Bonner Community Fellows Program at Brown aims to combine a student’s community engagement with their academic and career goals. Bonner Community Fellows are committed to working in a sustained, intentional and intensive way with a community partner that works to address issues in one of our five focus areas: Education, Healthcare, Environment, Economic Justice and the Arts. Together with community partners, Fellows will strive to build socially just communities where people have the resources they need to reach their full potential.