The following proposals were recently awarded Spring 2013 PFS mini-grants: Providence College Visit, The Community Debate & Awards Reception, Expanding Civil Rights through Cold War Tensions, Wild Literature in the Urban Landscape
Archives for April 2013
The goal of the fellowship program is to provide college access and education professionals in Rhode Island with an incentive to use the RI DataHUB, increase data driven questions and decisions in their work, promote cross-collaboration and partnerships between schools and colleges, build new professional relationships, and ultimately enhance opportunities and outcomes for RI students. Become a Data Fellow: $400. Application Deadline: May 15, 2013
As part of her work at Rhode Island College, Rebecca Petrarca planned a Taste of Service event. The event, held on April 23, highlighted AmeriCorps and other service opportunities students can participate in while attending school or after they graduate. Participating organizations included Rhode Island Campus Compact, PASA, PeaceCorps, City Year, Generation Citizen and the RI Center for Law & Public Policy, among others. The event was a success as it was one of the first community service fairs at RIC to highlight AmeriCorps programs in recent years.
The RI Urban Debate League (RIUDL) is hosting its unique annual fundraiser this Saturday, April 27, from 1 pm – 4 pm at Brown University. Community members from around the state team up with urban high school debaters to match wits with peers on tough questions, such as: Should Eve have eaten the apple? or Should we have mandatory national service?
Rhode Island Campus Compact held its 5th Annual Rhode Island Student Service Summit, this past Saturday at Rhode Island College. The event, funded by SERVE RI through the Scholarships for Service Program, was a great success. 70 students from 9 of Rhode Island’s colleges and universities participated in a full day of workshops and conversations surrounding the focus: Re-imagining Citizenship.
The Rhode Island Campus Compact, President Irving Schneider Raise Your Voice Awards encourage leadership and collaboration among campus communities while focusing on the role of college students in implementing change. The President Irving Schneider Raise Your Voice Awards campaign is designed to support student civic engagement activities that address public issues crucial to our democracy. President Irving Schneider is the former President of Johnson and Wales University and an advocate for the RI Campus Compact and the work of its network.
Join Rhode Island Campus Compact for a facilitated conversation about the recent National Campus Compact white paper, Engaged Learning Economies. We will explore the three guiding principles presented in the publication: establishing democratic partnerships, aligning campus goals, policies, and practices, and building community capacity. Learn how democratic campus and community partnerships can impact not only higher education institutions and their students, but also contribute to economic development.
Beau went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. He became a VISTA because it is giving him the opportunity to do real, meaningful work around social service, specifically access to higher education, and to gain valuable experience as he considers a career in education. After VISTA, Beau writes he plans to “join a graduate program, […]
Join other minimum-time AmeriCorps members for the next Network Training at Save the Bay on Friday, April 26th from 1:00 – 4:00pm.