Overview

Did you know that a certain portion of work study funding is dedicated to service in the community that involves working with kids? The Federal government believes it is so important for college students to be civically engaged and to help youth with literacy and strengthening basic skills that a certain percentage of Federal work study is set aside for this important work.

Through the Community Work Study program, students are employed by the Rockhurst University work study program but actually perform the work at an area school or youth-serving non-profit organization. Students may work as a tutor helping with homework and basic skills; lead arts and crafts activities; mentor youth in character-building programs or assist with after-school programming at one of the following four organizations. Students must be available to work during the hours of operation and provide their own transportation. Most of the sites are either on the bus line or are close enough to walk. Rockhurst students will begin their work on campus while background checks are being processed and will receive training and on-site orientation.

Learn more about the community sites.

Questions? E-mail cws@rockhurst.edu

If interested, please apply. Once you apply, you will receive more information about the program and an interview schedule.