Twice a year, the Swearer Center organizes a Community Engagement Fair for students, Swearer Center programs, and local community agencies to connect with one another. Our next Community Engagement Fair will be held on:
Thursday, September 15, 7-9pm
For Community Agencies:
We welcome local nonprofits to recruit Brown students seeking volunteer or paid opportunities in the greater Providence community.
Please register online by Monday, September 5, at 5 pm to reserve a table and post a brief description of your available opportunities. We encourage you to bring program signage and materials, sign-up sheets, and candy (!). If you can’t attend the CSOF but would still like to recruit Brown students, you can use the online form to register your opportunity; a directory of these current opportunities will be made available to Brown students.
Stop by to talk with representatives from Rhode Island-based organizations, as well as how to be involved with the Swearer Center through coursework, fellowships, social ventures, and community engagement.
Programs and Opportunities:
Brown SAT Prep
SAT training and college awareness during the school day at Hope High, afterschool at two youth-serving organizations, and through individual one-on–one tutoring.
BRYTE (Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment)
One-on-one weekly home-based mentoring and tutoring for refugee youth, focused on academic support, English proficiency, and connections to the community.
College Advising Corps
Full-time recent college graduates, through Americorps, placed in high schools to increase college awareness, preparation, and enrollment of disadvantaged students.
D’Abate Elementary School Afterschool Program and Summer Camp
Robust afterschool academically based enrichment, mentoring, and homework support every day for 30 weeks per year, including summer camp.
HOPE (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere)
Solidarity with the homeless community through advocacy efforts that are informed by service to soup kitchens, shelters, and Street Sights newspaper.
iProv Summer Internship Program
Stipended and supported Providence-based internships that are aligned with existing or emerging Rhode Island community priorities.
MET Family Literacy
English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) evening classes for adults with a focus on teaching situation-based everyday English.
OLEEP (Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education Program)
Weekly workshops, mentoring, and camping trips to build MET students’ understanding of science and the environment.
Offers adult English classes in the Olneyville community (D'Abate Community School).
PAL (Partnership for Adult Learning)
Learning partnerships with adults with developmental disabilities in greater Providence, focused on job-related skills, hobbies, and academics.
SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education)
Accurate information and facilitated discussions about sex-related topics in regular classrooms during the MET’s school day.
SPACE (Space in Prison for Arts and Creative Expression)
Weekly arts workshops at the RI Adult Correctional Institutions that provide critical engagement, creative thought, and self-expression.
Swearer Classroom Program
Regular, in-class teaching support at D’Abate Elementary in every classroom.
STEMS (Swearer Tutoring and Enrichment in Math and Sciences)
Daily afterschool tutoring and in-class math and science support at Hope High.
Winter Break Projects
Week-long, structured opportunity for undergraduates to investigate issues such as housing, education, healthcare, and environmental justice over the January break.
Opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves through creative thought and expression.
Can't make it?
You can also submit and receive opportunities at any time during the semester through the Swearer Center Bridge, our weekly e-newsletter.
If you have paid positions based in Rhode Island that you wish to publicize - part-time or full-time, permanent or temporary - our Rhode Island Community Jobs listserv reaches more than 10,000 subscribers around the state and is free of charge.