Voices of Social Change in Student Summer Blog

July 1, 2013

What happens when over 700 student leaders, volunteers, activists, and entrepreneurs leave campus for the summer?

On the Swearer Center's student summer blog, you can find the stories of over sixty students pursuing projects related to social impact and innovation during the summer months, supported by the Swearer Center, including:

C.V. Starr Fellows,
The Starr Fellowship – a key component of Swearer’s Social Innovation Initiative – provides up to 15 students with $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of intensive skills training, corresponding coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus offering mentorship and critique.

Royce Fellows,
Every spring, up to twenty students at Brown are inducted into the Society of Royce Fellows, each receiving an award of up to $4,000 to pursue a research, curricular development, or public service project of his or her own design. The program seeks to enable undergraduates to explore their developing interests and passions and to extend the ideals of Brown’s open curriculum beyond the walls of the university.

Impact Providence Interns,
In its inaugural summer, the Impact Providence Summer Internship Program provides a $3,000 stipend for undergraduate students to pursue 8-10 week internships with organizations based in the greater Providence area.

and Penn Program Interns.
Through a partnership between the Swearer Center for Public Service and Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, one Brown undergraduate and one Penn undergrad spend their summer on a 12-week multi-faceted exchange program at the other institution.

Click here to visit the blog.