Nominations are now open for Campus Compact’s 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. Presidents and chancellors of Campus Compact member institutions are encouraged submit nominations based […]
Tyler Linhares is currently serving as the College Access Unlimited AmeriCorps*VISTA at Blackstone Academy Charter School. Tyler is designing and improving the school’s existing college access program by running the scholarship club, planning events for parents, scheduling college visits, and designing curricula on FAFSA and the ACT.
Rhode Island Campus Compact member campuses or community-based organizations with a member campus partner may apply to host a RI Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA. Applications to host an AmeriCorps*VISTA for the 2016-17 program year are due January 22 by 5 pm. Please access the Host Site Application for a full timeline and in-depth program details. The RICC […]
In the mid-1980s, a group of higher education leaders came together based on a shared concern about the future of American democracy. Motivated by their conviction that amidst the pressures toward personal acquisition and personal advancement, their students were not learning to think, speak, and act in the service of the public good, they resolved […]
The Rida Network, the cornerstone program of Breakthrough Providence’s (BTP) Students Teaching Students Institute, is a collaboration between BTP and Providence Public Schools to develop innovative strategies for increasing meaningful student engagement in RI public schools. The term “rida” comes from critical educator Jeff Duncan-Andrade’s research on effective teachers. Ridas have a critically conscious purpose […]
Stuart Haruyama is in his second term as the External Leadership & Partnership AmeriCorps*VISTA at the Rhode Island School of Design where he supports the college’s community partnerships program and helps cultivate student leadership opportunities.
Recapping the 2015 Annual Rhode Island Student Service Summit: Mobilizing Active Citizens. The 8th Annual Rhode Island Student Service Summit took place this past Saturday at Rhode Island College. Over 60 college and high school students participated in the annual event which focused on students’ active citizenship. In connection with the theme, State Representative Aaron […]
The Rhode Island School of Design’s Center for Student Involvement prepares students for active citizenship through its leadership development program, RISD LEADS. RISD LEADS is a dynamic and personalized certificate program and workshop series that creates a framework for a student’s personal leadership journey and overall development. This program takes place on Monday nights throughout […]
Christine Ortiz serves as the Academic/Service Learning Infusion AmeriCorps*VISTA at Salve Regina University, working on supporting faculty to integrate service learning into their courses and connecting them to community partners! Read below for Christine’s story of service as a Rhode Island Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA.
For nearly ten years, Rhode Island Campus Compact has supported engaged faculty through the Presidential Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellowship program. Now, individual faculty projects and their impacts can be found profiled according to program year. The Fellowship aims to: Stimulate and recognize scholarly activities on campus and in the community in the areas of community […]