Community Partners

What We Do

The Swearer Center partners with a wide range of entities (nonprofit organizations, local educational agencies, state/local government agencies, etc.). We ‘match’ these entities with the institutional resources/stakeholders that are best positioned to collaborate with them to advance their work. Our goal is to facilitate partnerships between the Greater Providence community and Brown University that are focused on community development and social change. The Swearer Center can support your efforts to:

Identify an institutional partner or resource
Use the Community Partnership Interest Form to tell us about an opportunity that your agency wishes to partner on. This might be a project, event, internship or an idea in its very early stages.

Recruit Brown students
Through BrownEngage (our volunteer recruitment and management platform) we can support you in publicizing your summer, semester or academic year volunteer and internship opportunities to students through).

Access opportunities for networking, training, and technical assistance
Engage with other local agencies, faculty, researchers, and community members through the Swearer Center’s Community Partner Network (CPN)

Facilitate learning and development opportunities for students, staff, and community stakeholders
The Swearer Center connects community partners to opportunities to be compensated for the knowledge that they share with students, staff, faculty, and community stakeholders. Community partners lead walking tours, deliver workshops, serve as guest speakers in community-engaged courses etc.

Community Partnership Team

Email [email protected] to connect with a member of the Swearer Center’s Community Partnership team. A team member can help you explore pathways to engage with The Swearer Center and Brown University.

Ashley Greene
Director | Community Partnership

Elena Vasquez
Assistant Director | Community Partnership

Dilania Inoa
Senior Manager, Community Partnership

Batool Behnam MPH ‘24
Graduate Assistant | Community Partnership

2023 CAB Award Winners

Each year the Swearer Center's Community Advisory Board (CAB) invites individuals and groups in Rhode Island to submit nominations (including self-nominations) for one of three awards recognizing organizational work in one or more of the following focus areas: 1) Community Joy and Resilience, 2) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racist Practice, and 3) Impact and Access for Vulnerable Rhode Islanders.

We are pleased to announce the 2023 CAB Award recipients. 

  1. Community Joy and Resilience - Anyhow Studio

  2. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racist Practice  - Camp RYSE

  3. Impact and Access for Vulnerable Rhode Islanders - Youth Action Board

Please look out in the coming months for profiles of the awardees. We are grateful for all the nominations that were submitted.