"I believe that service is required of all people because a community that is divided cannot bring about justice." - Megan MacQueen '09
Community partnership is foundational to the life and work of the Feinstein Institute. The Institute and its partners -- representatives of local and global community-based organizations -- work together to create opportunities for valuable learning, effective service, critical reflection, and community building.
In each partnership, we commit to building relationships, articulating our shared vision and goals, and regularly assessing our progress and effectiveness. Through continuous dialogue, we seek to ensure that our organizations, students, and shared community mutually benefit from the work we do together.
Ways to Partner with the Feinstein Institute
Our local service-learning partners host Providence College students on a weekly basis throughout the academic year. Students engage in meaningful, direct service activities that benefit the partner organization while simultaneously supplementing students' classroom learning. Learn more here.
Community work-study partners host Providence College students as part-time employees, paid through the student's federal work-study award. Learn more here.
The Feinstein Institute's student-led EXPLORE! program works with 9th and 10th grade students in Providence and Pawtucket high schools, facilitating programming designed to cultivate a "college-going" culture. Learn more here.
Like our local service-learning partners, our global partners represent a number of organizations that provide Providence College students with brief international service experiences which are attached to a related Global Studies course during the corresponding semester. Learn more here.
Additional Opportunities for Partnership
Free, reservable space. Reserve time at the PC/Smith Hill Annex (231 Douglas Avenue, Providence) for meetings or community events. The purpose of the Annex is to foster conversation and collaboration between the PC campus and the surrounding community.
Co-teach or guest lecture. Collaborate with a PC faculty member as a community faculty member or guest lecturer.
Advertise your organization. Share your organization’s current job openings, volunteer needs, collection drives, or upcoming events.
Professional development. Take part in opportunities for professional development and reflective practice as they arise on PC’s campus and in the community.
Connect to academic departments. Connect with faculty, courses, and students who engage in community-based research, projects, or internships.
Connect to other campus groups. Connect with other on-campus departments that engage in extra-curricular service.
Connect with our other Community Partners. Connect with other non-profits, schools, and community-based programs that also partner with the Feinstein Institute.
Make a proposal! We are always open to new ideas!