The Swearer Center



Effective March 11, 2020, all Brown University-sponsored, in-person direct service community engagement has been suspended. In addition, multiple Swearer Center events have been canceled or postponed. A full list of event and program changes can be found online here. These decisions have been made in the interest of protecting the health and well-being of our multiple communities. Where possible, we encourage students to continue engaging virtually, even while we recognize that this presents challenges for some sites.

For the convenience of our communities, both internal and external, the University has established a centralized website for shared updates at Please visit this website for the most up-to-date guidance and information.

The Swearer Center is a community of scholars, students, practitioners and community members that work together to build on community strengths and address community challenges. Our work engages all as co-learners, co-teachers, co-actors and co-creators of knowledge and action. Through the creative capacities of our students, faculty and community partners we explore, build and implement collaborative and strategic projects, programs and initiatives. Our work yields transformative learning, and positive sustainable change, through collective action.

Click on Member Groups below to explore and learn more about programs hosted by the Swearer Center

Click on Community Partners below to explore our growing network and search for opportunities to engage with our community.

Click here if you are part of Community Corps Click here if you are a Bonner Community Fellow For students interested in or already participating in Swearer programs, visit the specific pages below for more information.

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