Making Our Community a Better Place
Sally Anastos, director of Academic Service-Learning at the University of New Haven, says service-learning allows the University to come together and participate in a shared cause of improving the community.
“It is through these types of activities that we learn that we have more in common than what separates us,” she says. “Whether students are mentoring youth, giving nutritional information to daycare providers, or offering dental care to uninsured or underinsured populations, we are all helping to make our community a better place.”
Community partnerships are crucial to the development of service-learning projects that have lasting impact. Our community partners identify real community needs and collaborate with the Academic Service Learning Office to meet those needs.
The Community Work Study (CWS) program places undergraduate students at nonprofit and public organizations in the Greater New Haven area. The students are compensated through Federal Work Study funds, allowing students to have regular income at no cost to the community organization. To participate in the CWS program students must be an undergraduate student and eligible for Federal Work Study, and you must be committed to working at a nonprofit or public organization for one full academic year.