Learn more about the Community Corps program (which includes Off-Campus Federal Work Study) on our website!
The Community Corps program supports long-term reciprocal relationships between on- and off-campus community members through indirect and direct engagement and learning opportunities, such as participating in educational enrichment activities, advocating for just policies, or assisting community partners with research projects. In addition to collaborating with community partner organizations to advance their goals, Community Corps students participate in a workshop series facilitated by Swearer Center staff and community partners. The Community Corps experience offers students a structured way to develop their understanding of the important issues in the greater Providence region and develop the skills to effectively partner with local organizations working to create meaningful change.
Strong, long-term relationships between the Swearer Center, Brown University students, and community partner organizations are an essential component of this program. Eligible Brown University undergraduate students may access Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS) funding through select Community Corps placements.