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Community Work-Study Program (CWSP)

If you are a student interested in using your work-study funds this fall (2016) in the community, please consider reading about some of our previous opportunities:

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (They had 3 posted positions):

-Visitor Services Team Member

-Greenhouse, Garden and Collections Assistant 

-Natural Areas Program Groundskeeper 

Growing Hope

Growing Hope Receptionist

Ypsilanti District Library

Library Communications Assistant


MORE POSTINGS for FALL 2016 SEMESTER COMING SOON! Please bookmark this page and check back again.

 To apply for work-study positions, please click on each link and scroll to the bottom of the description.


The Office of AS-L actively matches work-study eligible students with off-campus local non-profit organizations. We do this because EMU must use at least 7% of its Federal Work Study award per year to pay the federal share of wages to students employed in community service jobs. Additionally, in meeting the 7% community service requirement, one of more of the school’s FWS students must be employed as a reading tutor for children in a reading tutoring project or performing family literacy activities in a family literacy project.

As of last winter semester, we had 11 students working regular weekly shifts for the following community partner organizations:

Natural Area Preservation in Ann Arbor

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels

Digital Inclusion

Ozone House

Vista Maria

Mentor 2 Youth

and more!

In addition to regular working shifts, we afford students the opportunity to support “One-Time Events” in the local community. Examples of such events are noted below:

  • WISD’s Diversity Forum at the College of Business on 11/6/15
  • WeROC Community Member meetings on 11/12/15 & 11/15/15


Fall 2016 Semester "One-Time Events" are coming soon!


We are still working diligently to secure placements with future partners from the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity; ReStore

SOS Community Services


Washtenaw County Juvenile Court


For community organizations (non-profits, schools, government entities, etc.) interested in hosting EMU work study student(s) please click here to fill out the appropriate form.   Please keep in mind by completing this form, the AS-L office cannot guarantee a student match for your open position, however, we will actively attempt to do so, based on student interest and participation in our process.


For additional information regarding the Community Work-Study Program (CWSP), please contact Jack Bidlack, jbidlac1@emich.edu or reach out to the AS-L office directly at (734) 487-6570 . 

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