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Roger Williams University AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service Student Civic Fellows

Each student will engage in a minimum of 300 hours of service to the community and will earn an education award of $1,200 for their efforts. More than 70 RWU students have successfully completed Scholarships for Service since Roger Williams University first facilitated the program during the 2005/2006 academic year, earning over $75,000 in education awards for current or future study. 

The 2013/2014 Scholarships for Service Corps

This year, the corps will engage in service with two important organizations:  East Bay Community Action Program (www.ebcap.org) and the Bristol/Warren Regional School District (www2.bw.k12.ri.us).

East Bay Community Action Program

A) Head Start

  • Provide support to Head Start staff during classroom time by interacting with children, leading constructive playtime.

B) Heath Care

  • Conduct community outreach to education public about Healthcare Exchange program by staffing table at local events and high traffic retail areas.
  • Provide assistance in waiting rooms at healthcare facilities (help with forms, assistance with children, arts and crafts, etc.)

C) Basic Needs programs

  • Provide assistance at food pantries, food stamp intake offices, heating oil and housing aid offices by working with clients and offering general program support.

Bristol/Warren Regional School District

COZ Assistant, Tutor/Mentor

  • Assist at individual schools with before/after school enrichment activities, in-class tutoring in small groups and 1:1, mentoring
  • Tutoring at high school and middle school levels will focus on STEM and writing and will take place in homework club and extended day programs.
  • Assist with COZ program, before/after school curriculum based child care program by running small group activities, homework club, and athletics. 

The 2012/2013 Scholarships for Service Corps

 The Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement is proud to congratulate the 2012/2013 AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service Civic Fellows and thank them for their service.  Together, they completed over 3,000 hours of service. 

  • Charlotte Fitts-Sprague (Peer Leader)  - Bristol/Warren Regional School District
  • Scott Scarneo - American Cancer Society
  • Kevin Spencer - Boy Scouts of RI
  • Corey Silvia - Franklin Court Assisted Living
  • Allison Slaughter - Bristol/Warren Regional School District
  • Lauren Scott - 2013 Community Connections Coordinator
  • Kate Farinha - 2013 Community Connections Coordinator
  • Kevin Schindlewig-Franca - Habitat for Humanity
  • Celina Hoar - Audubon Society of RI/Bristol Education Center
  • Meghan deVries - East Bay Food Pantry/Stone Soup Thrift Shop

Please contact kferrara@rwu.edu for more information.