Urban Action Community Service Program – August 24 - August 28, 2013
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a very special community service program. Urban Action (UA) is a program designed for incoming freshmen that increases students' understanding of urban issues while also introducing them to the Providence community. Through UA, students will spend three days volunteering at local sites in the city of Providence and the surrounding area - making a difference in their new community.
UA 2013 will take place Saturday, August 24th through Wednesday, August 28th. All participants must arrive on campus by 11am on Saturday. At this time students will meet with the UA Leaders in the Slavin Center. Urban Action will conclude in time for all students to fully participate in the New Student Orientation Program.
In past years, participants have worked at various community service sites in the Providence area. The primary work is often cleaning, painting, and gardening. No special skills are required. All that is needed is a willingness to get involved and work hard! Urban Action participants will also assist all incoming freshmen with move-in on the morning of August 28th.
These days will not be all work! Urban Action is also a great opportunity to meet other students and to learn more about Providence College. Everyone could use a head start in getting to know the people and community of PC. Nighttime activities are also included in the schedule. This program will be a reward for you, as well as the community.
All meals will be provided from Saturday evening through Wednesday morning and are included in the program cost.
$175 per participant (full payment is due following acceptance into the program).
A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available to participants. Please complete the scholarship application in order to be considered.
UA will be limited to 150 first-year students and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Urban Action 2013 Registration Form
Urban Action 2013 Scholarship Application Form
The Johnston Insider
Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy website
The Westerly Sun