Civic Engagement & Service Education Partnership Program

Rutgers Bonner Leaders Program

Rutgers Bonner Leaders Program

Rutgers Bonner Leaders Program gives students the opportunity to grow their leadership skills while serving in local community organizations for extended time to address issues such as hunger/homelessness, educational equity, and improving literacy.  Beginning 2009, the Rutgers Bonner Leader Program joins a network of over 70 colleges and universities with over 2,500 students engaged in service.  Most Rutgers Bonner Leaders are paid through Federal Work Study and are also members of AmeriCorps serving over 300 hours per year.  In addition to serving in community organizations, Bonner students are committed to furthering a culture of service on campus.  The program started with sixteen students in its first year and will grow to twenty-two in its second year. 

In addition to building capacity for community organizations, Bonner student also receive training and skill development, go on service trips and conferences and are mentored by Rutgers Bonner Leader staff.  The program is a partnership with the Bonner Foundation, the EOF Program/Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education and the Office of Financial Aid/Federal Work Study.

More information on the program can be found at:

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The AmeriCorps Program  is federally-funded service program offered through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Our AmeriCorps members serve as Food Security Leaders, College Access Coordinators, and help build capacity for local organizations.