|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
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Office of Environmental Policy
Community Outreach is a program that prepares UConn students and participating faculty and staff to be active global citizens by engaging them in service activities that enhance the quality of life for both others and themselves. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles in service and operational functions; however, Community Outreach has a team of professional staff members and graduate assistants who support and advise students with community-service related issues, and act as liaisons with community based organizations.
Community Outreach staff provide resources and training to students in a variety of community service programs. These include, but are not limited to:
Jumpstart AmeriCorps, a national early education organization that partners college students and community volunteers with preschool children in low-income communities each school year to help them develop language and literacy skills.
Alternative Breaks, weekend or weeklong service-learning experiences designed to heighten participants’ awareness of critical social issues. They integrate service, reflection, and education, and focus on topics as varied as poverty, hunger, housing, healthcare, and disaster relief.
Community Service Days, Special Olympics Connecticut Events, MLK Day of Service, Spring Weekend, Give & Go, and other one-time service projects.
Semester-Long Service Programs, semester opportunities in the areas of health and human services, language and literacy, and youth development and education.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.