Community Engagement Scholars
Scholars are student leaders who spend 6.5 hours each week helping to assign, schedule, and manage service-learning students in order to deliver a meaningful community-engaged learning experience. There are two types of leadership positions: (a) faculty-based, or (b) community-based. Scholars in both positions act as the primary liaison between community partners, students (service-learners), and faculty to help facilitate community-engaged learning activities. However, Scholars in the faculty-based positions work more directly with faculty, while scholars in the community-based positions work more closely with community organizations.
You will also benefit from 50 hours of free training and provide at least 26 hours of direct service in a local neighborhood. Through this program, you will increase your exposure to local communities, expand your professional networks, gain valuable experience in management and administration, and meaningfully contribute to the Pittsburgh community. Explore more details about the program, or check out what our current and former Scholars have to say.
The program involves a yearlong term of service. Applications for 2016-2017 are being accepted on a rolling basis, through March 25, 2016. Apply Now. To to find out more information about the program and application process, interested students are encouraged to schedule an informational meeting with James L. Foster, Community Engagement Program Manager.