The Community Action Program (CAP) is an opportunity for work-study-eligible students to do community service for up to 20 hours a week and get paid for it through Federal and Babson work-study funding. Under the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Amendments, Congress mandated that 7% of college’s work-study allocation must be utilized in community service. Students will gain real-life experience at an agency, while at the same time gaining a greater sense of some of society’s problems and what can be done to help.
Each year, the Community Action Program recruits over 120 students to participate in 18 community-based projects within the local community. The purpose is to provide Babson students with opportunities to engage in intensive service experiences with communities in need and through reflective activities, promote community engagement, leadership development, and appreciation of diversity. The program challenges students to participate in an extended and intensive service experience.
Please contact Josh Stevenson if you wish to learn more about these positions.
Community Assistance Programs
The Community Assistance Program provides students to engage with local nonprofits. Several of the organizations have been long-standing community partners for over 20 years. Students will have the opportunity to work in soup kitchens, shelters other community assistance nonprofits.
- Cradles to Crayons
- Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore
- Harvard Square Church Meals at Christ Church
- Price Center
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Youth Afterschool Programs
The Afterschool Programs take place at the Wellesley, Needham, and Framingham Housing Authorities. A housing authority is section 8 housing, a state or federally funded program aimed to assist low-income families to pay for rent. The Afterschool Programs focus on providing mentorship through after-school homework help, as well as providing activities that are both safe and fun for the children who live at the Housing Authorities.
- Barton Road (Wellesley) Afterschool Program
- Needham Housing Authority Afterschool Program
- Pusan Road (Framingham) After School Program
- Hoops and Homework (Framingham)
- Interfaith after-school program (Framingham)
- STEAM Academy and All-Stars
Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs occur at the Wellesley, Needham, and Framingham Housing Authorities. A housing authority is section 8 housing, a state or federally funded program aimed to assist low-income families to pay for rent. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs focus on mentoring 7th-9th graders in developing everyday life habits that can lead them to be successful entrepreneurs and to think about entrepreneurship in a new way.
- Barton Road (Wellesley) Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
- Needham Housing Authority Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
- Musterfield (Framingham) Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
- Boys and Girls Club of Boston