The Feinstein Experience
The Feinstein Experience is a common service experience held every fall and open to the entire URI campus community with the goal of engaging URI campus members in meaningful service experiences that meet real needs in our communities.
Created by Alan Shawn Feinstein in 1995, the Feinstein Enriching America Program (FEAP) is the civic engagement component of URI 101. The goal of FEAP is to engage URI first-year students in a meaningful community service that connects them to community. The Feinstein Experience primarily serves URI 101 students through FEAP, but any URI student can participate, and students can participate multiple times.
The 2013 Feinstein Experience is now closed! We engaged over 2550 students in 6800 hours of service with 36 community organizations. Don’t miss out on the fun next fall! The 2014 Feinstein Experience calendar will open early September! We are also currently accepting applications for Civic Engagement Leaders! Pick up an application in the Clearinghouse for Volunteers (Roosevelt Hall Room 009) or apply online by March 21st!
The Feinstein Experience calendar below is still “active” during the spring semester but please note the following:
- Projects are NOT all inclusive meaning you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the project. This is different from the fall semester when projects are all inclusive. If you do not have transportation you should consider bringing along a friend (with a car) or connect with URI SAVES (the volunteering club) or URI Habitat for Humanity, as they most often carpool to projects.
- These projects are being offered by agencies off campus so you will need to sign up and confirm participation with the contact listed on the posting.
- If you need a letter verifying your service then you need to communicate that with the agency prior to your volunteering. Be sure you give the agency ample time to respond to your request.