Distributed May 23, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Kristen Cole
Updated directory describes Brown’s community partnerships
An updated Community Partnership Directory describes more than 220 community service initiatives between the University and community.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University today (Tuesday, May 23, 2000) released an updated directory detailing its public-service collaborations with communities in Providence and throughout Rhode Island during a “Brown Celebrates Providence” reception.
The Community Partnership Directory is a compilation of more than 220 programs and projects involving Brown students, faculty and staff that impact the local community. Students alone contribute 77,000 hours of community service annually.
Intended to serve as a resource for those who seek greater access to the programs and to encourage other initiatives, the directory lists program descriptions and contact persons. It was first produced in 1996 and recently updated by the Office of Community and Government Relations and the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service.
“Here is a celebration of partnerships and collaborations that enrich both the University community and the neighborhood, city and state that Brown calls home,” said President Sheila Blumstein. “We have carefully cultivated these partnerships, recognizing how much all of us gain from building bridges and strengthening our connections.”
Editors: The Community Partnership Directory is available through the News Service.
Among the listings: