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Community Partnerships

 Community Partner of the Year 2014

Each year, the Scott/Ross Center honors one of our community partners with the "Community Partner of the Year" award at our annual banquet. This award goes to an organization who has developed particularly close ties with the Scott/Ross Center through initiatives and programs.

The 2014 Community Partner of the Year is Mothers for Justice and Equality

mothers for justice

Building a better Boston — together

Our Community Partnerships are the cornerstone of the S/RC's programs and service initiatives. S/RC staff, along with Simmons faculty and student leaders, work closely with community partner staff and members to develop strong relationships that meet community need while providing meaningful experiences for Simmons students focusing on sustainability and impact. The S/RC has more than 60 community-based partners, many of which are located not far from our campus in the Fenway, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury neighborhoods.

The Community based organizations partner with the S/RC in one or more of the following areas on both the undergraduate and graduate level:

  • Service-Learning Courses
  • Federal Community Service Work Study Programs
  • Community Service Programming
  • Volunteer Events

The opportunities are many and growing: our anchor partners may hold summer programs on campus, serve as guest speakers, apply for grants together, use campus space for meetings and events, and participate in innovative professional development, scholarship, and fellowship programming.


Issues with Impact

S/RC partnerships are built on reciprocity and address a wide and diverse range of areas including:

  • Youth education
  • Health
  • Hunger and homelessness
  • Empowerment and development of girls and women
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • The elderly
  • The LGBT community
  • The physically and mentally challenged

Below is a sample list of Community and Institutional Partners that students have worked with through service-learning courses or volunteer opportunities at Simmons. For more information on an organization, visit their website or contact us at (617) 521-2700.

Community Partners

Institutional Partners

Scott/Ross Center Main Office

Main Campus Building
Room E103

Attention Interested Community Partners

If you would like to include a volunteer opportunity in the S/RC's semi-monthly campus announcements, please contact us via email at

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