Feinstein Community Service Center

Community service, volunteerism and service-learning are integral to our educational philosophy. Students at the Providence Campus performed almost 155,000 hours of community service work during the 2013-2014 academic year.

The campus has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and has also been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its work in the Rhode Island community.

The Feinstein Community Service Center offers support for student-initiated service efforts and volunteerism; works directly with faculty members to provide service-learning experiences tied to the course curriculum; implements co-curricular programming for students in conjunction with Student Activities, Residential Life, Athletics, and the International Center; educates the university community about local and national social issues; and connects university departments and individual staff members to assist with local community needs.

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Thanks to an endowment from philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein and the Feinstein Foundation, the Feinstein Community Service Center was founded here at the Providence Campus in 1995. Our programs have received local and national recognition, including a:

  • National Daily Points of Light Award
  • Governor’s Award for Wellness Innovation
  • Providence Business Excellence Award for Community Involvement
  • Providence Business News Innovation Award for Social and Community Services
  • Philanthropy Award

Our programs have also been featured in the Princeton Review’s Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement and The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development.

Work Study
Students can earn work study awards through work at local nonprofit agencies. The Center works with Student Employment to implement the Federal Community Service Work Study Program.