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Mathew Johnson stepped down as executive director of the Swearer Center to assume a role as a senior fellow.

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Swearer Center executive director steps down

March 11, 2020 0 comments

Mathew Johnson, associate dean of the College for engaged scholarship and director of the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification, stepped down from his position as executive director of the Swearer Center March 1.

The Carnegie Center for the Advancement of Teaching recognized the community outreach efforts of the Swearer Center, including HOPE, a program that fights homelessness in Providence.

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Brown receives Carnegie community award

February 24, 2020 0 comments

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated the University as a recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Jan. 31.

Student voter turnout triples

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Student voter turnout triples

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Low voting rates among young people have been a hallmark of American elections for decades, with particularly disappointing results in midterm years — but  the tides may be turning.

The Swearer Center will relocate from its previous location near the Rockefeller Library to a new location on Stimson Avenue in June, allowing for a bigger office space, closer proximity to community partners and new rooms for collaboration among students. The Stimson Avenue location was previously occupied by the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

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Swearer Center for Public Service to move to Stimson Avenue

March 20, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Swearer Center for Public Service is set to move to 2 Stimson Ave. near the Nelson Fitness Center from its current location near the Rockefeller Library in June. The move will double the Center’s current office space and feature new rooms for student collaboration.

Panelists discuss importance of social activism

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Panelists discuss importance of social activism

February 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

“I think we need to hate injustice and love people,” said activist Heather Booth in an intergenerational conversation about the past, present and future of community-level social activism Thursday night.

Students stay in Providence over summer through University programs

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Students stay in Providence over summer through University programs

October 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Swearer Center for Public Service is partnering with over 100 local nonprofits that are looking to attract student interns over the summer — increasing the number of partner organizations affiliated with the Swearer Center fivefold over the past couple of years.

President emerita of BakerRipley Angela Blanchard, a former Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the University, discussed hurricane response methods at a teach-in Tuesday afternoon.

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Teach-in addresses hurricane response

September 25, 2018 Comments are Disabled

While a torrential downpour drenched Providence yesterday afternoon, Angela Blanchard, president emerita of BakerRipley, held a teach-in to discuss how communities respond to hurricanes and why residents remain in areas often threatened by the dangerous storms.

For five weeks, 22 YSEALI fellows will participate in a variety of educational activities with the goal of returning to their home countries with plans for new businesses. A previous YSEALI fellow from Indonesia created a “female version of Uber”  at UConn.

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Swearer Center, UConn to foster leadership skills in Southeast Asian fellows

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This October, the Swearer Center for Public Service will welcome 22 fellows to campus as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative — a program “aimed at strengthening leadership development in Southeast Asia,” according to a University press release.

Funding for Off-Campus Work-Study program falls short

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Funding for Off-Campus Work-Study program falls short

April 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Ever since the Swearer Center for Public Service streamlined the application process for Off-Campus Federal Work-Study last semester, the OCFWS program has attracted more students than its limited funding can support.

Prabhdeep Kehal GS and Cadence Willse GS are participating in a two-year program through the Swearer Center for Public Service to understand sustainable relationships between the University and the community.

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Swearer Center fellowship focuses on community engagement

March 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Cadence Willse GS and Prabhdeep Kehal GS are the first graduate fellows to join the Swearer Center for Public Service’s new two-year program in Community Engaged Scholarship.