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The 10th Annual Community Connections program took place on Monday, August 25, 2014.   

The Community Connections program began in 2005 to provide a common service experience that actualized commitment to service, a core value of the University and met the real needs of organizations and individuals in the local community, all while continuing the orientation process for new students. 

Our entering class volunteers at non-profit agencies throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, led by student or faculty/staff site leaders.

Here are a few sound bytes from our community partners who have participated in Community Connections:

WARM Center – Westerly, RI

“The planned date coincided perfectly with a mailing that needed to be done for our organization. They completed the job with minimal supervision and freed up a lot of time for staff to focus on other duties. Thank you so much!”

John Hope Settlement House – Providence, RI

“They were eager to learn the history about our organization and they did an amazing job!”

The Nature Conservancy/Francis Carter Preserve – Charlestown, RI

“As always, they were great kids -- smart, easy to work with, and eager to help out. Terrific representatives of the school. We would be happy to have them back with The Nature Conservancy next year.”

Tree Council - Ninigret Park – Newport, RI

“The students and site leaders were an excellent representation of Roger Williams. We can not thank you enough for all their hard work! Hope to see you next year.”

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council – Providence, RI

“The group was really helpful and we look forward to working with RWU again!”

Franklin Court Assisted Living – Bristol, RI

“Everything went smoothly. We host a car wash for the tenants at Franklin Court Independent Living, weather permitting! This year the Mother Nature was on our side! We had a meet & greet with the tenants, car wash, the tenants made delicious macaroni and meatballs for lunch, then bingo! It was awesome!”

Franklin Court Assisted Living – Bristol, RI

“It was great to see the students spending quality time with our residents and brightening their day!”

Adam’s House – Fall River, MA

“We appreciate the opportunity to participate in the program.” “Your group was polite, seemed to be engaged in the program, and we were grateful for the visit. The staff members were also impressed with Adams House! Thank you!”

Save the Bay – Bristol, RI

“The site leaders are vital to keeping the students motivated, safe, and on-task. We couldn’t have conducted the clean-up without them! The students were troopers. They gave it their all and performed a valuable service!”

Mosaico – Bristol, RI

“Thank you once again; for all your hard work – we really do appreciate it! Best of luck @ RWU in coming years!”

Tiverton Library – Tiverton, RI

“Very nice group of kids – very polite and respectful – worked hard on a hot day!”

My Brother’s Keeper – New Bedford, MA

“This was the first year that My Brother's Keeper hosted Roger Williams University students as part of Community Connections. Our staff had a wonderful day of service with these students and the site leaders and were able to provide a household full of furniture to several local families thanks to this groups hard work! The only challenge we faced during the day was in finding opportunities to discuss the deliveries with these students -- if possible, next year we would like to explore having the students ride with our staff to and from the deliveries. Either way, we look forward to partnering with RWU again in the future! Thanks for all of your hard work in pulling this incredible event together.”