RUTGERS COLLABORATIVE CENTER signature courses and programs for students are designed to support both student learning and community organization goals. Academic courses, taken in sequence and combined with community engagement and reflection, provide opportunities for students to:
Engage in community service aligned with a major, minor, honors, or core curriculum
Align community-based research with a senior capstone project
Earn a certificate
Gain professional and leadership skills
Learn how to ethically contribute to the public good
Credit-bearing service options start with one- and two-semester courses that can be included in a civic scholarship portfolio that leads to a certificate awarded upon graduation:
Certificate Programs comprise a portfolio of Collaborative Center service-learning courses combined with core curriculum or electives and/or co-curricular experiences. These are significant academic achievements that are noted on students' official transcripts. Certificate options include:
Click on each to learn more.
The Rutgers Bonner Leader program is a national, four-year, service-based option open to Federal Work Study students. The program offers a range of roles in community contexts and potentially leads to a capstone community engagement project. The New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps program funds a limited number of full-time AmeriCorps community service positions.
These leadership opportunities are coordinated through the Bonner Foundation consortium of participating colleges and universities working together to provide access to education and an opportunity to serve within a social justice framework. Rutgers-New Brunswick has been a member of the national Bonner Foundation network since 2009.
In addition, Rutgers Collaborative Center gladly hosts interns from the School of Social Work, the School of Communication & Information, the Bloustein School, among others, in consultation with students' academic advisors.