Staff Spotlight: KC Ferrara
KC Ferrara has been at Roger Williams University on and off since 1990, first as a CORE then again in 2002 to become the head of the Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. The Feinstein Center oversees a handful of programs that work to strengthen the world through community engaged teaching and learning. These programs include:
• The Community Service work-study program where students can use their awarded work-study to work at a nonprofit in the community.
• The Annual Community Connections Day, where incoming students go out into the community to work on service projects for the day.
• A couple of philanthropic programs (Turkey Baskets and Hawks for the Holiday’s).
• And a couple of service fellowships, in which students dive deep into various problems in the community (such as beach pollution) and earn scholarship money in return for their service.
These programs help to promote the impact community service and engaged learning can have not only to the students involved but the lives they touch in the process.