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Who We Are

The Community Partnerships Center collaborates with local community partners by engaging students in real-world experiences that deepens academic knowledge and civic values through project-based coursework that benefits the community.

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.

Two student representatives of the CPC at table time in MNS

How to Get Involved

The CPC has worked both within and outside of the Roger Williams community to partner students with organizations and community service opportunities. To get involved, please fill out our contact form and let us know what type of service you’d be interested in!

Past Projects

The Community Partnerships Center has worked with RWU faculty, students and local organizations on 277 community-engaged projects in the last seven years. These programs provide lasting benefits to our community partners and are aligned with academic programs to provide experiential learning opportunities for students.

What is “The Flip Side”?

The Flip Side is our Blog! If you’re already familiar with the CPC then you’ve probably heard of it. Since teaming up with the Feinstein Center to form Community Engagement at RWU, we’ve moved our online website presence from our blog and onto this website! When trying to come up with a blog name, we wanted it to be something fun that showed why this blog was created. Using traditional social media, we have found we just can’t go as in-depth on our projects. This blog will hopefully provide all readers with a deeper understanding of what happens at the CPC by sharing all the untold stories, and behind-the-scenes looks at various projects.
Check out our blog here!

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