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Being a part of the Feinstein Institute means being part of something greater. I feel like I am one part of a puzzle because through working with other members of the Institute, community partners, and other PC students, we can piece together ways in which we can make our community and other communities more accessible and inclusive.

 – Elizabeth Connor ’20

Community partnership is foundational to the life and work of the Feinstein Institute. The Institute and its partners — representatives of local and global community-based organizations — work together to create opportunities for valuable learning, effective service, critical reflection, and community building.

In each partnership, we commit to building relationships, articulating our shared vision and goals, and regularly assessing our progress and effectiveness. Through continuous dialogue, we seek to ensure that our organizations, students, and shared community mutually benefit from the work we do together.

Ways to Partner with the Feinstein Institute

  • Community Work-Study
    • Community work-study partners host Providence College students as part-time employees, paid through the student’s federal work-study award.
  • Feinstein Community Fellows
    • The Feinstein Community Fellows program brings together undergraduate students and Community Partners who share the Feinstein Institute’s commitment to overcoming racial inequity, local and global poverty, and barriers to young people’s capacity to achieve their aspirations.
  • Global Service-Learning
    • Our global partners represent a number of organizations that provide Providence College students with brief international service experiences which are attached to a related Global Studies course during the corresponding semester.

Additional Opportunities for Partnership

  • Free, reservable space. Reserve time at the PC/Smith Hill Annex (231 Douglas Avenue, Providence) for meetings or community events. The purpose of the Annex is to foster conversation and collaboration between the PC campus and the surrounding community.
  • Co-teach or guest lecture. Collaborate with a PC faculty member as a community faculty member or guest lecturer.
  • Advertise your organization. Share your organization’s current job openings, volunteer needs, collection drives, or upcoming events.
  • Professional development. Take part in opportunities for professional development and reflective practice as they arise on PC’s campus and in the community.
  • Connect to academic departments. Connect with faculty, courses, and students who engage in community-based research, projects, or internships.
  • Connect to other campus groups. Connect with other on-campus departments that engage in extra-curricular service.
  • Connect with our other Community Partners. Connect with other non-profits, schools, and community-based programs that also partner with the Feinstein Institute.
  • Internship opportunities. Post potential student internships on the Career Services internship database. Register or sign in at Handshake.
  • Make a proposal! We are always open to new ideas!