Event Details

Join us to celebrate how we are changing education and our community.

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and celebration at the new WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. You’ll learn about more than one hundred projects led by Roger Williams students and see the impact they are having in the community.

Free and open to the public, but must register to attend. Valet service will be provided.

Questions or if accommodations are needed, please contact Special Events at 401-254-3166.

April 12, 2017

WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street
Providence, RI 02908
5:00 – 7:00PM


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Program of Events

Day 1
12 Apr 2017


Tour over one hundred project presentations and speak with the students and community members that make them happen.   Project/Organization Exhibitor/Professor 5th Grade Day Feinstein Center for Service Learning &...
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Speaking Program

Listen to keynote speaker Jim Ziolkowski share his story of transforming communities and lives through education.
Jim Ziolkowski


Roger Williams University gratefully acknowledges the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC for funding this year’s Community Engagement Celebration and Hassenfeld Lecture. Through this generous gift, we are able to highlight our broad array of community-engaged work and to underscore our unique position as a private university with a public purpose. This event provides high visibility for project participants and outcomes and aims to inspire other non-profits and municipalities throughout the region to explore collaborations with RWU.

Community Engagement Projects

Support Our
Civic Scholars

The Campaign for Civic Scholars provides vital resources to deploy more RWU students into communities – near and far – for experiential learning opportunities that address real world problems. In just 10 months, the powerful message behind the Campaign for Civic Scholars has inspired more than 400 donors including parents, alumni, Trustees, and friends of the University to support RWU. Gifts in support of the Campaign help the University to achieve its ambitious goal: to provide every student with a meaningful opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to help solve problems that matter deeply to the communities we serve. The Campaign for Civic Scholars ensures that RWU remains a place where students become community-focused and globally-minded citizens, promoting positive change in their hometowns — and the world! To see some of the community-based projects recently completed by RWU students, and to learn more about how you can support the Campaign for Civic Scholars, visit: http://rwu.edu/go/civic-scholars

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