Learning That Changes Lives
For more than 100 years, Simmons College has inspired its students to combine learning with action for a more just and equitable world. Today, the Scott/Ross Center (S/RC) for Community Service takes the lead in advancing this commitment to visionary education and civic engagement. Established in 2000 through the generosity of Emily Scott Pottruck '78, a trustee of the College, and her husband David Pottruck, the S/RC provides life-changing opportunities for our students through mutually enriching community partnerships. The Center is named in honor of Emily and her mother, Arlene Ross Gross '47.
The S/RC works closely with nearly 60 community-based organizations. Whether it's tackling social justice issues such as homelessness and hunger, mentoring youth on literacy, science, and math, or becoming a pen pal to a middle-school student, we offer our entire campus a variety of ways to get involved, among them, stimulating service-learning courses and exciting all-College signature initiatives. We're also one of the only community service centers in the country to provide comprehensive service programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Applications are now available for Alternative Spring Break: Boston
Boston Immersion is an alternative spring break experience that works primarily with Simmons and invites other COF students to participate. Students will housed overnight on the Simmons Residence Campus and spend the week learning about a particular local issue and participating in service and reflection around that issue. This year's issue is learning to live green in an urban setting.
Applications are due November 26.
For more information, contact Julia (email@example.com) or Deepa (firstname.lastname@example.org); or stop by the Scott Ross Center!
Recent Blog Entries
Posted on August 22, 2013 1:05 PM by Carolyn Grimes
Earlier this month, the S/RC Fellows finished their nine week immersion into the nonprofit and grant making worlds. This culminated with an inspirational final presentation at the Boston Foundation, where Marissa, Leah and Jen shared their transformative experiences. Beyond the...read more »
Posted on July 16, 2013 2:33 PM by Carolyn Grimes
Summer can be a quieter time on campus. There is a lot of planning, reflecting and anticipation for the coming fall and the welcome of new students and return of current students. For the Scott/Ross Center Fellows it is a...read more »
Posted on March 14, 2013 9:45 PM by Carolyn Grimes
Simmons College was recently recognized as one of the top higher education institutions in the area of student community service in the country. This is the fifth time that the College has been named to the "Honor Roll with Distinction"...read more »
Scott/Ross Center Main Office
Main Campus Building
The Scott/Ross Center for Community Service facilitates and promotes community service and service-learning for Simmons College students, faculty, and staff in Greater Boston and beyond. By developing reciprocal partnerships with community-based organizations, we enrich and expand students' educational and co-curricular experiences.
Download a copy of our brochure.