While students at Roger Williams University have been engaging in community-based, experiential learning for many years, we have recently made a commitment to increase our investment in innovative programs, both academic and co-curricular, to provide at least one transformational educational experience to every student, in every major. By connecting with partners in the field – and with the support of University faculty and staff – this work propels our students into the next stage of their lives with relevant hands-on experiences, opening their perspectives to the world beyond our campus.
Below are a number of stories that illustrate examples of work that Civic Scholars are doing at RWU.
Emma '17 talks about her experiences educating residents of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on different medical issues affecting the regions.
Paul '17 talks about his experiences producing multi-media content for the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Sarah '17 talks about her experiences compiling research on fair treatment and elder abuse of LGBT seniors. Her project's findings were presented at an honors conference the following year.
Lilly Naqvi '14 talks about her experiences working in Jamaica, educating people on mental health.
A snapshot of the projects taken on by RWU's Community Partnerships Center (CPC), featuring interviews with CPC Director, Arnold Robinson.
A documentary by Nickolas Palermo '15 on the impact that RWU students are having in communities around the world.