The Swearer Center is where scholarship and service intersect.
We work to engage students and faculty in community-based work in Providence and around the world. Since the University's founding, Brown students have been urged to lead lives of "usefulness and reputation." Today, Brown's educational philosophy continues to promote active community engagement as a central component of undergraduate education.
Reunite with the Swearer Center at Commencement!
The Swearer Center for Public Service will be hosting four events this Commencement and Reunion Weekend (May 24-25). Friday night events will include: a celebration of students and alumni from our Royce, BISP, and Starr Fellowships; as well as a reunion of Swearer Center students and alumni in public service. On Saturday, there will be two outdoor events for the Swearer Center and the Social Innovation Initiative, with remarks from Ashoka President and Brown alumn Diana Wells.
May 9, 2013
Molly Lao, a senior concentrating in political science and sociology, is the recipient of this year's Yat K. Tow Prize. Her volunteer work and activism has centered around the rights of marginalized populations such as disabled people and women around the world.
May 3, 2013
Students, teachers and parents at Jorge Alvarez High School recently came together for Decision Day, a celebration of the seniors' college enrollment plans and the college advisor who helped them along the way. It was also a special day for Julio Reyes, a recent Brown graduate and member of the College Advising Corps.
April 22, 2013
Did you miss our TRI-Lab launch event? Check out this video of the event, featuring Brown University President Christina Paxson, Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron, Professor of Epidemiology Stephen Buka, and Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Elizabeth Burke Bryant.
April 18, 2013
Thirteen Brown students were selected to attend this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University, which took place April 5-7, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The annual meeting brings together students, national youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities discuss solutions to pressing global issues. Each student who attends must make a Commitment to Action, an initiative to improve a specific community in the world