Summer Community Corps 2020 (OCFWS)

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RegistrationOpens Jun 10, 2020 12:00am
Registration ClosesAug 30, 2020 11:59pm or when space runs out.
More than 500 Brown University students participate in the Community Corps program. Students in this program lead after-school enrichment, connect health resources to patients, engage with adult learners, provide one-on-one tutoring, assist classroom teachers, support and advocate for people who are homeless and engage in other ways. Strong, long-term relationships between the Swearer Center, Brown University students, and community partner organizations are an essential component of this program.

Program Structure
Through this program, students join a cohort of engaged individuals and build on their skills, knowledge, and experience as they address issues of social injustice and inequality. While engaging in meaningful community engagement, students learn first-hand about the assets and strengths of the Providence community and our community partner organizations. Through meaningful community partnerships, these students contribute to the programmatic capacity of our partners and help make an impact on creating a more just and equal society. Through our co-curricular workshop series, students in Community Corps have access to a learning community of students who are engaged in thinking about the connections between community work, active citizenship, social justice, and academic learning. To learn more about Community Corps see our Community Corps handbook.

About Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS)

Eligible Brown University undergraduate students may access their federal work-study funding through select Community Corps placements. Students participating in Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS) are considered part of the Community Corps and have access to support within the Swearer Center, including advising, mentoring and workshop opportunities. Through this program, eligible students can earn up to a possible $3,600 in gross wages during the summer. The total amount of the award depends on a student's award package. Student earnings are paid by the University via federal work study funding. Brown’s Office of Financial Aid determines student eligibility. To learn more about the OCFWS program see the OCFWS section in the Community Corps handbook.

Note that funds for this program are limited and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Students not accepted are during the summer are encouraged to apply for OCFWS program during the academic year.

Off Campus Federal Work Study Requirements

  • Community Corps (CC) students interested in OCFWS must be participating in one of the qualifying CC partner organizations or CC groups.
  • CC students interested in OCFWS must have a federal work-study award included in their financial aid award for the qualifying academic year.
  • CC students interested in OCFWS must be enrolled in Brown University for the qualifying semester. CC students taking a leave of absence during the spring or fall semester are not eligible to participate for the semester they are on leave.
  • CC students approved for OCFWS are required to log hours into Workday (instead of BrownEngage) in order to receive payment for completed hours.
  • CC students interested in OCFWS are not able to use more than one CC placement for employment.
  • CC students interested in OCFWS can not combine this award with a LINK or SEW award.
  • Preference will be given to students who do not have a SPRINT during the summer of 2020.

All Brown University students are eligible and are encouraged to apply by June 30th, 2020. Applications will be accepted after the deadline but a submission after the deadline may affect your ability to get a spot into the OCFWS program.