Community Service

As a recognized leader in career education, we encourage you to apply leadership and career skills to real-life community settings. Last year, JWU students performed more than 250,000 hours of service.

JWU Community Service DenverAn important part of our approach is to teach and motivate you to understand the role you play as a citizen through the work of community building and problem solving.

Integrating Community Service and Academics
Community Service-Learning (CSL) integrates community service and academics. The service that you perform is tied to a particular course or internship, which furthers your learning by applying these skills in the real world and helps nonprofit agencies by providing targeted assistance.

By integrating theoretical and academic foundations with hands-on exposure and real-life experience, you'll learn concrete skills for your chosen profession while you earn your degree.

Other opportunities for gaining field experience exist through involvement in Greek life, national student organizations (NSO) or student activities.

College with a Conscience
JWU has long been recognized for its long-standing commitment to community service in the Princeton Review College Guide's Colleges with a Conscience. Only 81 colleges nationwide have received this distinction.

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
In 2013, all four JWU campuses were named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition for commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

This is the eighth consecutive year that some or all of our campuses have collectively earned this distinction.

Learn more about the community service programs at our Providence, North Miami, Denver and Charlotte campuses.

JWU Named a Top School for Community Service

Want to make a difference? At JWU, we're leading the way: ­Since the award was instituted in 2006, we've made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year. read more