Over 250 students from Bristol/Warren schools flocked to the campus of Roger Williams University for the eighth annual RWU Fifth Grade Day. On May 5th, all 5th graders from the Bristol/Warren Regional School District spent their day at RWU. Nearly 70 volunteers from RWU guided the elementary school students through a day designed to showcase […]
Olugbenga Joseph, Brown University ’16, was recently honored at his institution as the 2015 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship is awarded to 250 students nationwide on 250 campuses who have demonstrated extraordinary civic leadership on and off campus and are committed to understanding the root causes of social issues that they see around […]
Campus Compact honored 201 college students from over 36 states plus the District of Colombia as Newman Civic Fellows through the generous sponsorship of the KPMG foundation. These students demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and a desire to positively affect their communities. Campus Compact Board Chair Richard Guarasci proudly describes the 201 recipients: “These students represent the […]
45 students arrived for an all-day session on a Saturday in November. Identified by Community Service Directors and other key campus contacts as exemplary leaders in civic and community engagement, the students came together for reflection, professional and personal development, and a chance to engage with peers from other colleges and universities in RI. Nearly […]
Rhode Island Student Service Summit: “Community Connections and Service”
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Rhode Island School of Design
The Rhode Island Student Service Summit (RISSS) is an annual, statewide conference for college students engaged in community service.
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award!
Rhode Island Campus Compact has two opportunities for student veterans this summer with the Scholarships for Service program. Student Vets receive a $887 stipend and a $1,175 Education Award in return for 300 hours of service with a community organization. The two organizations offered are: A.) Veteran Services Coordinator – Healthy Communities Office, City of Providence, or
B.) Veteran Services Coordinator – Warwick Veteran Service Organization.
Charlotte is a Peer Mentor at Roger Williams University in Bristol. She is one of the rising Senior majors in Elementary Education. In addition to serving as a Peer Mentor, she spends time volunteering at Colt Andrews Elementary School. Charlotte says her time as a SFS member has given her incredible experiences that she would have never been able to receive within a classroom setting. She says it has made her a better person and a better teacher. Charlotte’s ultimate goal is to become the best educator that she can be.
Jeremy is a Peer Mentor at Rhode Island College from Warren, RI. Jeremy attended Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, RI. He is a Biology and Chemistry double major. As a rising sophomore, he hopes to someday join the PeaceCorps, go to Medical School and become an emergency room physician. Jeremy serves at Miriam Hospital.