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Cultivating Roots

Horace Mann deemed education “The Great Equalizer, the balance-wheel of the social machinery”. However, education still remains one of the most pressing concerns of local communities. OACS is looking for passionate and engaged students to be the first ever pilot cohort of our new local immersion program: Cultivating Roots. This semester-long program combines local community…

Posted on December 22, 2016 in featured, news

VIEW Accepting Applications!

Vanderbilt Internship Experience in Washington (VIEW) Program Exploring Public Service Careers in the United States’ Capital Applications for the 2017 VIEW Program are now closed. VIEW Program Overview Program Dates: June 3-July 29, 2017 (eight weeks) Program Fee: Dependent upon housing costs, but not to exceed $5300.00 Program fee includes: Excellent furnished accommodations within a…

Posted on November 14, 2016 in news

Perspectives on Social Justice, Post-Election: Panel and Student Discussion

Posted on November 10, 2016 in news

You’re Invited: 2016 OACS Global Symposium


Posted on November 7, 2016 in news


Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the global conceptualization of community service, comparing and contrasting across cultures. This is done thematically through partnership between OACS, ISSS, and the Nashville Food Project. Students will serve with a non-profit organization that is delivering real impact in Nashville through its mission of cultivating community and alleviating hunger….

Posted on October 25, 2016 in featured, news

Global Service Programs Accepting Applications!

OACS Global Service Programs challenge students to question their perspectives and roles in the shared human experience through pre-service curriculum, intensive service, post-service skills application, and continuous reflection. The programs are prudently planned in order to best facilitate students’ abilities to connect meaningfully with people different from themselves through humble engagement and reciprocal dialogues within…

Posted on October 17, 2016 in news

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