Engage@EMU operates the Community Work-Study Program (CWSP) where undergraduate students can earn their awarded work-study funds and gain experience by working with local community-focused government agencies or charitable non-profit organizations.
There are a number of positions available in a variety of areas, including volunteer recruitment, social media management and tutoring. The organization provides regular, weekly schedules for students. The average work study award would allow students to work approximately 10-15 hours a week.
If you're an undergraduate student with a work-study award and are interested in the program, please complete this form.
For community organizations interested in hosting EMU students, please complete this form.
The following organizations have hosted Community Work-Study Students:
- Digital Inclusion
- Ann Arbor YMCA
- Child Care Network
- Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
- Prison Creative Arts Project
- Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
- The American Society of Adaptation Professionals
- Family Empowerment Program
- The Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center
- Michigan Ability Partners
- Michigan Advocacy Program
- Ozone House
- Educate Youth
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
- Bright Futures
- City of Ann Arbor, Natural Area Preservation
- Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
- Growing Hope
- Riverside Arts Center
- SOS Community Services
- Washtenaw Literacy
- Washtenaw Promise
- Ypsilanti District Library
- Ypsilanti Senior Center
- We The People Opportunity Farm
For the 2022-2023 academic year, 37 students worked for 29 local nonprofit and government organizations as part of the program. EMU students worked 3,096 hours, which is estimated at value of $98,453 to our community partners. Overall, students collected $46,440 in work study funding to support themselves through college.