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Johnson & Wales University - Providence Campus Community Engagement Newsletter Looking to get involved in community service and volunteer opportunities at Johnson & Wales University- Providence Campus? Visit the Alan Shaw Feinstein Community Service Center, located in the Citizens Bank Center for Student Involvement, and bookmark this newsletter to learn about up-coming and on-going community engagement opportunities in and around the Greater Providence and Rhode Island area! Meagan Pepper: Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Leadership for Community Engagement Contact: E-mail or call 401-598-1499 Office: Feinstein Community Service Center, Citizen's Bank Center for Student Involvement, 1st Floor Ashley Frezza: Student Engagement Assistant Contact: E-mail or call 401-598-1830 Office: Feinstein Community Service Center, Citizen's Bank Center for Student Involvement, 1st Floor

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

January Workshops and Mentorship Social Entrepreneurship 101 Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM Have an Idea for a Business – Now what? Social enterprises use business models and tools to achieve social and environmental impact. During this workshop, Silvia Dorado, Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island, will help explore the social problem you seek to change and the enterprise activity that would give rise to that change.

Click here to register!

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Connecting for Children and Families Connecting for Children & Families is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Woonsocket children through high quality educational opportunities and family support. Volunteers are need for the Woonsocket Middle School After-School Program! They offer a variety of programs for their students to engage in. Students are able to choose between different programs that they are interested whether it be trying something new, doing something they already enjoy or receiving homework help. Programs run each week for eight weeks. Day of the week will be determined by which program the volunteer chooses. Each program runs from 2:30pm-4:30pm on its given day(s). The next session, the winter session runs January 9 - March 10. Volunteers can choose one day a week or multiple days a week depending on their schedule and the program they choose. Creative Cook is one of the programs and students with cooking and baking skills are encouraged to lead that program. Clothing that would be appropriate for working with Middle School students. May need athletic clothing if running a sports program. Otherwise, no specific dress code. All volunteers are required to go through a background check before beginning the program and working with students. If interested, we ask that volunteers contact Sandra Costa about that process.

For more information, contact: Sandra Costa (508)409-8059

Young Leaders Circle Join Young Leaders Circle: Built For Young Leaders, By Young Leaders The Young Leaders Circle is the young professionals’ affinity group of UWRI. YLC is network of young professionals (from their early 20s to 40) who share a passion for advancing community solutions through unique networking events, hands-on volunteering opportunities and professional development series. Members leverage the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow—both personally and professionally. With 1,500 and growing, YLC is the largest Young Professional Group in Rhode Island. Our members represent every city in the state. Your voice and actions help drive what we do and how we accomplish it.

For more information, contact: Carolina Correa 401.444.0639 Email:

Greater Providence YMCA Enrichment Clubs Oct. 5th-June 19th The Greater Providence YMCA is looking for college students that are interested in running a 6-week long enrichment club for children Pre-k through 1st. The topic of the enrichment club is up to the volunteer as long as it is developmentally appropriate. The enrichment clubs run Monday-Thursday from 3:304:30pm. Students that want less of a commitment can also choose to volunteer a day, Monday - Thursday from 2:30-3:30 to help students with homework. The set of enrichment clubs are starting on October 3, 2016. New clubs will start every 6 weeks until the end of the school year. Charles N. Fortes Elementary School 234 Daboll Street, Providence, RI Bus stops are located on Elmwood Ave. a block from the school

Interested in volunteering? Contact: Shana Kennedy 585-313-7385

Pennies for Patients The 2016-2017 Pennies for Patients Program benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pennies for Patients is a 3-week coin drive dedicated to saving the lives of those with blood cancers. JWU students, clubs and organizations, Greek life and class rooms can register their organization to raise money. Register Online at: Register Your School for Pennies for Patients or Collect for Cures Click on the "Register Your School" box below to complete and submit the form. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) chapter staff person will contact you to confirm your registration and provide more information.

For any questions contact: Ashley Frezza 401-598-1830

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