Meet Fourteen College Advisors Changing Lives Across R.I.

Each year, the College Advising Corps selects fourteen exceptional recent college graduates to serve in high schools across Rhode Island as full-time College Advisors. 

Housed within the Swearer Center for Public Service, the College Advising Corps seeks to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. 

(Distributed September 18, 2014)

Mayor Taveras Applauds Summer Interns for Contributions to Providence

Mayor Angel Taveras expressed appreciation this month to 11 students who spent this summer working to make a difference in Providence through the City's internship program. Participants in the summer internship program, generously supported by Brown University and Cox Charities, included undergraduate and post-graduate students who spent summer months immersed in projects across a number of municipal departments.

(Distributed August 15, 2014)

Introducing Swearer Sparks: Stories of Social Change at Brown

The Swearer Center of Public Service is proud to announce the launch of Swearer Sparks, an online platform for stories of social change at Brown University.

Swearer Sparks was designed with the belief that innovative, thoughtful approaches to social change depend on the exchange of people's experiences and ideas. On the website, users can:

(Distributed May 19, 2014)

Leadership Transition: Letter from Roger Nozaki

At the end of May, our Director Roger Nozaki will be taking a leave of absence from Brown University in order to take on a role as Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary, in the U.S. Department of Education.

Though we are sad to see him go, we are also incredibly grateful for all Roger has done for the Swearer Center and Brown University over the past nine years, and look forward to seeing his work on college access and curricular innovation continue at a national level.

(Distributed May 14, 2014)
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