Community Engagement Celebration
Celebrating innovative collaborations and community-engaged scholarship.
Join us to celebrate how RWU and RWU Law are transforming education and changing our communities.
Enjoy an evening of food and drinks, along with learning and celebration, at the Bristol Maritime Center. During an intimate and exclusive opportunity to exchange ideas with students and faculty, you'll learn about dozens of projects led by our students and see the meaningful impact they are having in the community, both in our backyard and around the region.
Roger Williams University's
Community Engagement Celebration
Bristol Maritime Center
127 Thames Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RSVP by contacting Laura Kutsaftis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-254-3166.
If you have questions or accommodations are needed, please contact the Office of Special Events at 401-254-3166.
Real-World Projects, Real Impact
The impact of community-engaged projects reaches even further than community service in the traditional sense – they transform communities and they change lives. That's why at Roger Williams University and the School of Law, we are committed to providing experiential learning opportunities to every one of our students.
It's what we call civic scholarship. Every day, our Civic Scholars empower each other and themselves with the confidence that they can get things done. They learn to thrive, adapt and conquer the challenges that await them. By giving our students the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to work solving real-world problems with community partners, they grow into civic-minded citizens and scholars eager to continue making a meaningful impact on communities well beyond their years at RWU.
A lot of the great work our students are doing in the community is conducted through the Community Partnerships Center, RWU's hub of experiential learning that connects students and faculty with community partners.
Civic Scholars at Work in the Community
Examples of Project Exhibits & Community Partners at RWU's 2018 Community Engagement CelebrationClick to Open
|Project Exhibits||Community Partners|
|Bristol Bike Path||Town of Bristol|
|Gloria Gemma – Gidget's Corner Projects||Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation|
|Historic Existing Building Energy Calculator||1772 Foundation|
|R.I. Veterans Accessible|
|Hassenfeld Community Project/Senior Capstone|
|Urban Reforestation||Bristol Conservation Commission|
|Fort Taber – Engineering Project||City of New Bedford|
|Bristol Maritime Center||Town of Bristol|
|Community Service Work Study||Bristol Animal Shelter|
|Broad Street Corridor – Urban Design Analysis||R.I. Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls|
|Oyster Shell Recycling||Nature Conservancy of R.I.|
|R.I. Tenant Stabilization Project||HousingWorks RI and the RI Center for Justice|
|Hassenfeld Student Fellows||Various Community Partners|
|Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement||Various Community Partners|
|FSL – Fifth Grade Day||Bristol Warren Regional School District|
|FSL – Community Connections||Various Community Partners|
|RWU Community Partnerships Center||Various Community Partners|
|Hassenfeld Faculty Fellowship in Community Engagement Program||Various Community Partners|
|Brittany Fulgione||Bristol Warren Regional School District|
|Cory Letendre||RI Free Clinic|
|Stay Break / Food Justice||Various Community Partners|
|Roger Williams and His Words (Wampanoag project)||Various Community Partners|
|FIMRC - Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children||El Salvador, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador|
|Gloria Gemma – Gloria Meets Maggie||Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation|
|Riverzedge Arts – Personnel Policy Review Project||Riverzedge Arts|
|Touisett Point, Warren, RI – Water Supply Distribution System||Bristol County Water Authority|
|Town of Bristol – Plastic Bag Ban Policy Research and Advocacy||Town of Bristol Conservation Commission|
|Women’s Fund RI –100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote||Women's Fund RI|
|Branding Identity - The Jim Gillen Anchor Youth Recovery Community Ctr.||Providence Center|
|Website - The Jim Gillen Anchor Youth Recovery Community Center||Providence Center|
|Coventry Municipal Yard Waste Composting Facility||Town of Coventry|
Roger Williams University gratefully acknowledges the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC for funding this year’s Community Engagement Celebration. Through this generous gift, we are able to highlight our broad array of community-engaged work and to underscore our unique position as a private university with a public purpose. This event provides high visibility for project participants and outcomes, and aims to inspire other non-profits and municipalities throughout the region to explore collaborations with RWU.
Support Our Civic Scholars
The Campaign for Civic Scholars provides vital resources to deploy more RWU students into communities – near and far – for experiential learning opportunities that address real-world problems. Gifts in support of the Campaign help the University to achieve its ambitious goal: to provide every student with a meaningful opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to help solve problems that matter deeply to the communities we serve. The Campaign for Civic Scholars ensures that RWU remains a place where students become community-focused and globally-minded citizens, promoting positive change in their hometowns – and the world!
Join the Celebration
Please register now to join in the festivities. Kindly RSVP by April 17 by contacting Laura Kutsaftis at email@example.com or 401-254-3166.