Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC), an affiliate of a national organization founded in Rhode Island in 1985, is a statewide coalition of colleges
and universities committed to teaching the values of civic engagement
and public leadership. RICC actively promotes
public and community service as vital components of a well-rounded college education.
Housed at RISD (in the CIT), RICC runs a number of programs that enable college students to engage in meaningful community service
and other civic-minded activities. One of the best known of these programs is
AmeriCorps*VISTA, a year-long AmeriCorps service program that provides for a living
allowance and a Segal Education only award for college graduates who are
interested in developing service and service learning programs on
college campuses and in public schools throughout Rhode Island.
RICC also coordinates the Scholarships for Service program, a part-time AmeriCorps experience that offers $1000 Segal Education only awards for 300 hours of public service. Its Partnerships for Success Project
is aimed at fostering productive collaborations between
Rhode Island's colleges, universities and PK-12 public schools. Check the website for more information on these programs and the full range of opportunities available.