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Winter Break Projects, sponsored by the Swearer Center

A different kind of break project

Unlike many break projects that center on direct service, Winter Break Projects sponsored by the Swearer Center focus on investigation and collaborative learning. Thirty-five Brown students live together in a church in downtown Providence to explore and engage with local issues such as affordable housing, homelessness, urban education, equitable health care, refugee services, the role of job creation and labor in economic development, immigrant rights, environmental justice, and social enterprise in RI. Interested in learning more? Click here!

This year's experience

Want to learn about this year's projects? Check out blogs written by program participants. They will be updating them before, during and after their WBP experience.

Winter Break Projects 2014

Applications for this year are closed, but be on the lookout for next year's program! We will open application midway through fall semester. If you would like to get involved with the Swearer Center in the meantime, please visit us at 25 George Street! We would love to talk to you about opportunities to get off College Hill!

WBP Newsfeed

  • Check here for the latest announcements!
  • The Community Research Needs Database The Community Research Needs Database (CRND) connects Brown students to Providence based organizations to collaborate on semester, summer, or year-long research projects. Through the database, community organizations can take ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2013, 2:36 PM by Swearer Center
  • Activist Training Workshop Want to get a strong start on your campaign this semester?Have a great idea but aren't sure what to do next? Want to learn most about how to ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:30 AM by Swearer Center
  • A Community Conversation: The Dream at 50 The Department of Africana Studies and Mount Hope Neighborhood Association will host a panel of Providence area civic leaders reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:27 AM by Swearer Center
  • Spring Break in Mississippi Info Session Come hear about a unique opportunity to apply for a spot to study the South in the South for a week and have an experience of a lifetime in the ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:26 AM by Swearer Center
  • Pictures posted! Check out pictures of WBPers cooking, cleaning, meeting and exploring! So far, we've got pictures from our conversations with Mayor Taveras, Linda Katz and Andy Posner. Picassa album below
    Posted Jan 17, 2013, 2:43 PM by Swearer Center
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