Community Engagement at RISD

RISD CSI provides a community engagement experience for students of increased connections between the campus and the greater local and global communities. These opportunities include leadership and engagement opportunities that extend out to the community.

CSI coordinates service learning programs that are centered on the ideas of awareness, collaboration, action, learning, and development. Service Learning supports large-scale events and programs like the Pre-Orientation Service Experience (POSE), Alternative Spring Break, MLK Day of Service, and the Leadership and Community Engagement Fellowship.

RISD CSI is also is part of a team that builds and maintains relationships with area non-profits and community organizations through student placement and ongoing communication. The result are connections with the campus and with the community that are relevant, impactful, mutually beneficial, and in line with the college's mission to "make lasting contributions to a global society.”

Get Involved with CSI!

Applications for Alternative Spring Break are now available!

See current community engagement opportunities.

Read about our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellowship.

Connect with our partners.