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 Summer 2018 semester, our partners are as follows:
- Ann Arbor YMCA
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
- Campus Vote Project
- Digital Inclusion
- Family Empowerment Program
- Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
- Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs of Detroit
- Riverside Arts Center
- St. John the Baptist Works of Mercy Food Pantry
- Ypsilanti District Library
- Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
- 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 community organizations interested in hosting EMU students, please complete this form.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, 40 students worked for 18 local non-profit and government organizations as part of the program. EMU students worked 4,147 hours, which is estimated at a value of $100,109 to our community partners. Overall, students collected $37,323 in work study funding to support themselves through college.
Student and community enthusiasm remains high. 11 students and 12 community partners are participating in the Summer 2018 semester.