Student leaders are vital to the Feinstein Civic Engagement Program and are even more essential to the future of Rhode Island. Below are some ways to get engaged in leadership opportunities in the Feinstein office:
URI Students Actively Volunteering & Engaging in Service is a senate recognized student volunteer organization at URI that meets weekly and coordinates monthly service projects. Recently recognized with the 2013 Rainville Team Excellence Award, URI S.A.V.E.S is the best place to start your service leadership journey at URI. They are not affiliated with any one non-profit organization or issue and are open to students of all experience and interest levels! For more information visit them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
ASB Nationwide: Over the past 8 years we have traveled to Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; New Orleans, LA; Austin,TX; Nashville, TN; Denver, CO; Charleston, SC; Little Rock, AK; Santa Fe, NM; and Oklahoma City, OK. Applications come out early October. The trip is planned and facilitated by student leaders (with the guidance of staff Trip Advisors) and participants fundraise to support trip costs. Check out our past photo albums on Facebook (URI Clearinghouse for Volunteers)!
ASB Rhode Island: We also offer TWO RI ASB trips with 10-12 URI students choosing to stay near campus for the week of spring break to complete community service with local nonprofit organizations and programs. One trip is specifically partnered with South County Habitat for Humanity. Now in its 6th year, this trip is also student fundraised, planned and facilitated. Applications also come out early October.
Civic Engagement Leaders
Civic Engagement Leaders are upperclassmen that lead community service experiences through the “Feinstein Experience” every fall and spring semester. CELs earn 3 graded credits (counts towards Civic Responsibility & Knowledge and Integrate and Apply General Education requirements) while enhancing leadership skills and inspiring positive community engagement. We look for energetic and passionate students that are interested in inspiring their peers to get engaged in the community. No service or leadership experience required! Just a great attitude and desire to get engaged and make a difference in the community. Recruitment takes place every October and February.
Student Clubs & Organizations
Make friends and a difference by joining a student organization. The list below includes organizations that are philanthropic and/or participate in service and advocacy events regularly: