About CPC

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Who We Are

The Roger Williams University (RWU) Community Partnerships Center’s mission is to undertake and complete projects that will benefit the local communities within Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, while providing RWU students with experience in real-world projects that deepen their academic experiences.

What We Do

The CPC provides RWU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with meaningful, project-based educational experiences which address real community needs through coursework, team projects, graduate assistantships, work study positions, internships, and volunteer experiences. These projects provide real world experience that is integrated with their growth as scholars and future practitioners.  

Furthermore, community partnerships broaden and deepen the academic experiences of RWU students by allowing them to work on real-world projects, through curriculum-based and service learning opportunities, collaborating with nonprofit and community leaders as they seek to achieve their missions. The services provided by the CPC would normally not be available to these organizations due to their cost and/or diverse needs.

Our Goals

  1. Provide a system that allows for qualified Partners to work with RWU academic programs.

  2. Provide valuable, educational real world experience for undergraduate and graduate students throughout their time at RWU.

  3. Provide a variety of opportunities for faculty/student collaboration on projects that link RWU classrooms to the community.

  4. Provide assistance to communities and organizations in a variety of fields, that improve economic, physical and social environments.

  5. Create and maintain relationships with partners in order to effectively engage RWU in collaborative activities that will benefit citizens of the state/region.