Community Work Study allows eligible students the opportunity to gain unique work
experience while providing valuable service to the local community through federal,
state, or local public agencies or private nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility for and partnering with the Community Work Study program depends largely
on “fit” as well as meeting federally-defined criteria. The college takes into consideration
the service provided by the organization, our reasonable ability to assist the agency,
the diversity of community services we already partner with, and the organization’s
administrative capacity to oversee student employees.
Preference may be given to organizations that:
Perform family literacy services, including providing reading and mathematics tutoring
to preschool-age through elementary school-age children.
Provide services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents,
particularly low-income individuals.
Provide support services for students with disabilities.
In addition, Federal Guidelines state:
Federal Work Study employees must not displace current employees or impair existing
service contracts. Replacement of staff with Federal Work Study employees is prohibited
and interpreted as displacement.
Federal Work Study positions must not involve the constructing, operating, or maintaining
of any part of building used for religious worship or sectarian instruction.
Work performed must be in the public interest (not work that primarily benefits the
members of an organization that has membership limits) and may not involve political