Community service–in Norton, New Orleans or Ghana–provides a concrete and transformative learning experience that prepares us all to be better scholars, citizens, and leaders. The Center for Social Justice and Community Impact encourages students, faculty and staff to move beyond a charity-based model of service to one of full and sustainable partnerships in which all participants benefit in significant ways.
But how does the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact do this?
Center for Social Justice and Community Impact staff members:
- Support student-initiated clubs and service projects
- Work with faculty to support experiential learning classes or projects that send students into the community to work with local agencies on programs that make our community a better place to live and learn.
- Create service opportunities that bring together students, staff, faculty, and the community.
- Help YOU develop opportunities to make a difference.
What are some current projects that I can get involved with?
For our most current listing for volunteer needs in our community, check the “Volunteer Opportunities” link at the top right of this page. Here are some ongoing groups that always ready to help.
- Best Buds (volunteering with a developmentally challenged child or teen)
- Community Service Council
- Wheaton Tutor Outreach Program in the Norton Public Schools, Head Start Pre-school, and Taunton Housing Authority
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” — Buddhist poet, Gary Snyder