At the Swearer Center, we provide students with opportunities to explore their passions in the classroom and community, and build the skills, knowledge, and relationships necessary to lead lives of effective action.

Through valued partnerships with faculty, community practitioners, and others across the university and beyond, we deepen Brown's mission to "serve the community, nation, and world" through innovative, thoughtful approaches to social change.

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Society of Royce Fellows: Faculty Fellow Opens Call for Nominations
Beginning in the fall of 2017 the Swearer Center will select a Royce Faculty Fellow to augment the curation, cultivation, and mentoring of the Royce Learning Community and the Royce Society. Learn more about the Royce Faculty Fellow, which runs on a two-year term, by clicking here or emailing Kerri Heffernan.

Accepting Applications for 2017 - 2018 Bonner Community Fellow Host Sites

 The Swearer Center is now accepting applications from community-based organizations to host Bonner Community Fellows (BCFs) beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Becoming a BCF host site is a key way for organizations to partner with the Swearer Center to access direct service and capacity-building support from current Brown University undergraduate students.

BCFs are assigned to a host organization as first-year students and work with that organizations throughout their four years at Brown. BCFs receive regular intensive training and development from the Swearer Center throughout their time in the program. This ongoing training and development program positions BCFs to provide high quality, longer term support to organizations. Whether or not you currently host BCFs, please review the RFP. Applications are due from new and existing BCF host sites by Friday June 9, 2017. Apply now!