Providence College Community Service Impact

Providence College Community Service Impact

Volunteer service is provided through the Office of the Chaplain/Campus Ministry, the Office of Student Affairs, the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, and many of the College’s student clubs, organizations and service learning classes.

1. Composite annual profile for academic year 2013-2014
Student community service hours:  55,180
Total organizations served: 150

  • City government offices
  • Public, private & charter schools
  • Community service agencies

2. Major Collaborations with City Organizations
City of Providence Parks & Recreation Department

  • Friars United in Service In Our Neighborhoods (FUSION) – built a community garden at Corliss Park – 75 students/alumni
  • Urban Action – Historic Neutaconkanut Park restoration – 175 students

 Smith Hill Community Development Corporation

  • Providence College/Smith Hill Annex – space for classes, meetings, training and community gatherings; serves Smith Hill and Chad Brown communities

 City of Providence – Public & Charter Schools, Hospitals and Community Organizations

  • PC School of Professional Studies Elementary/Special Education – 4,756 hours
    Health Policy & Management – 8,224 hours (The Providence Center, RI Hospital,
    RI Free Clinic, Roger Williams Medical Center, Arbor Hill Assisted Living)
    Social Work – 4,080 hours (Butler Hospital, Family Services, Youth Build Providence, Kizirian Elementary School
    Court Appointed Special Advocate-Providence, Day One, Youth Pride)
  • EXPLORE college preparatory/mentoring program: 100+ students
    Mount Pleasant High School
    Paul Cuffee Charter School (Upper School)
    Academy for Career Exploration
    Providence After School Alliance (PASA)
  • City of Providence – After-School Youth Programs
    Smith Hill Rec Night (in collaboration with the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence)
    San Miguel Middle School mentoring program
    YouthRap – Smith Hill
    Sophia Academy
    Paul Cuffee Charter School (Lower School)
  • City of Providence – Additional Service Initiatives
    Friar Food Rescue – McAuley House, Mary House, Providence Rescue Mission, Emmanuel House
    MLK Day of Service – Smith Hill Neighborhood cleanup
    Providence Plunge – McAuley House, Ronald McDonald House