Melissa is a Peer Mentor at University of Rhode Island. Melissa is a Pharmacy and Biology major. As a rising super Senior, Melissa planned URI’s alternative Spring Break this past March. Over the course of the week, Melissa and nine of her peers volunteered at different organizations across Rhode Island including Jumpstart URI, Keeping Blackstone Valley Beautiful, and Girls Reaching Remarkable Levels. She loves running and hiking. Melissa also hopes to someday become a Pharmacist with Doctors without Borders and eventually start her own free clinic.
Dominique is a Peer Mentor at Providence College. She is a leader within the Scholarships for Service AmeriCorps program, helping to organize monthly meetings, trainings and service projects. Dominique is a Hyde Park, Massachusetts native, double majoring in Sociology and Public Administration. Dominique would have loved to meet John F. Kennedy; he is her favorite president. In the future, Dominique, hopes to continue her work in Urban Education.
“Legacy is what you leave behind and how you’re remembered”.
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.
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 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Awards would like to recognize RI college students that have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to problems facing our communities.
Scholarships for Service: Student Civic Fellows AmeriCorps Program relies on the dedication and commitment of Campus Supervisors who recruit, manage and inspire AmeriCorps members. Each campus has a core of between 8 – 15 college students who meet monthly as a team with their campus supervisor for reflection activities and training. Campus supervisors are also members of the RICC Civic Engagement Network.
Scholarships for Service: Student Civic Fellows is a state-wide AmeriCorps program for College Students – over one academic year, members complete 300 hours of service and receive a $1,175 Education Award. Students volunteer at local non-profits/ community organizations and gain valuable experience in the fields of Education or Human Services.
Supervisors, Peer Mentors, and Student Members, please take note of these important dates.