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Summer Programs

Summer Service Projects

The summer service project is an opportunity for Scholars to challenge their assumptions, reflect on their own understanding of service, and develop intercultural competencies by partnering with a community organization for eight weeks during the summer following their sophomore year. During the academic year, Scholars completing a summer service project must attend all of the monthly Summer Project workshops, seminars, and retreats. These workshops are designed to introduce Scholars to key competencies in project management and community engagement, including:

  • Issue research
  • Implicit biases & assumptions training
  • Introduction to community development theory
  • Project planning and management strategies
  • Logic modelling and context diagramming
  • Measurement and evaluation strategies

Members of the sophomore cohort submit comprehensive written proposals that outline the scope and objectives of their respective work. The standard stipend for these projects will be $7,000. 

Learn more by watching this video clip.

Please peruse our project database via our searchable directoryinteractive map, or archived photo gallery.