"The Feinstein Institute introduced me to a type of service that allowed me to immerse myself within the surrounding communities and cultures, not only through direct service, but through different simulations and reflections that helped me better understand the world around me."
- Carmine Perrotti ‘11
The Feinstein Institute for Public Service is a campus-wide resource for all students, providing programs, courses, and opportunities for students to become active and engaged in the community. Students of all academic disciplines, class years, and interests are invited to participate in the Institute’s various opportunities for engagement:
Travel, experience, reflection, and academic inquiry form the foundation of global service-learning experiences at Providence College. In a process that deepens learning and enhances either a Winter or Spring Break travel experience, students analyze and reflect upon travel and community engagement in a related course throughout the spring term.
Students serve as liaisons between community partners and students engaged in service learning courses.
A student-led program in Providence and Pawtucket high schools, meant to cultivate a "college-going" culture for 9th and 10th grade students.
See listings of volunteer, internship, and job opportunities, plus on-campus and off-campus events.
Community Work-Study is an opportunity for students with a federal work-study award to work at partnered community organizations and be paid through their work-study funding.
Such as Raise Your Voice Grants (for student-led civic engagement projects) and Scholarships for Service (AmeriCorps-sponsored scholarships for 300 hours of service) through Rhode Island Campus Compact.
Want to serve after graduation? Here are a few resources to help you get started.
Sharing stories about our service experiences is essential to creating a stronger, more unified campus that adheres to the Providence College mission. Molly Driessen ('12) designed a wiki space for reflection on the service. These stories allow us to see what mobilizes, motivates, and inspires action among students.
Students are placed in organizations that address issues such as health care, tutoring, after school programs, youth development, English Language Learners, the environment, affordable housing, elder care, immigration, homelessness, nonviolence, and sustainable agriculture.