During Winter Break Providence, 24 Brown students spend a week together over winter break to explore and engage with local social issues. Students will divide into three issue areas (Economic Justice, Education and Social Determinants of Health) led by peer group leaders who have experience and passion for the issue. During the day, groups will meet with policy makers, service providers, politicians, activists and community members to better understand both the context for these issues and the skills and commitment required to create meaningful social change. In the evenings, students will come together for dinner and evening activities. After the weeklong intensive part of the program, students will enroll in a 0.5 credit spring semester course which involves a 2-hour seminar every other week (that runs until spring break) and a semester-long community engagement component through the Swearer Center Community Corps.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? We are looking for students with a wide range of experience. Anyone committed to learning more about Providence is welcome to apply. Winter Break Providence is a competitive selection process - we encourage applicants to submit thoughtful responses expressing their desire to participate.
WBP Weeklong Program 2019 dates are January 13-21, with a Sunday evening arrival and culminating with a day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Students will sleep in their dorms during the program, and meals will be provided until meal plans resume. For more information about Winter Break Providence, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Cost for the week is $100 and some financial aid is available for students. Applications are need-blind and no student will be denied participation because of financial need.