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Swearer Center for Public Service

Brown University - RI, Rhode Island
President: Ruth J. Simmons

Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service considers active community participation and social responsibility to be central concerns of the university’s liberal arts education. Activities include one-day service projects, youth education, mentoring projects, community health initiatives, and language and literacy projects. Students work with special needs populations including immigrants, low-income and minority communities, senior citizens, developmentally disabled, the deaf, and adults in need of basic education.

Website: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Swearer_Center/

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Wisconsin Campus Compact has brought more visibility and awareness, more leveraging of resources, and more collaboration with other organizations on multiple levels than would ever have been possible with even the best network of individual, campus-based service-learning and civic engagement programs."

-Don Mowry, Director, Service-Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire