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.
For the Winter 2019 semester, our partners are as follows:
- Digital Inclusion
- Ann Arbor YMCA
- Upward Bound
- Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
- SPARK East
- Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
- The American Society of Adaptation Professionals
- Family Empowerment Program
- The Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center
- Ozone House, Inc.
- Educate Youth
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
- Bright Futures
- City of Ann Arbor, Natural Area Preservation
- Community Action Network
- Growing Hope
- Riverside Arts Center
- St. John the Baptist Works of Mercy Food Pantry
- Ypsilanti District Library
- Ypsilanti Performance Space
- Ypsilanti Senior Center
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 working schedules to students. All positions pay $10 an hour. The average work study award would allow students to work approximately 10 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 the 2017-2018 academic year, 85 students worked for 38 local nonprofit and government organizations as part of the program. EMU students worked 7,350 hours, which is estimated at value of $185,101 to our community partners. Overall, students collected $75,378 in work study funding to support themselves through college.