Community Work-Study Program

The Community Work-Study Program, sponsored by the Cornell Public Service Center (PSC), enables Cornell Federal Work-Study (FWS) students to work for nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities mainly in Ithaca and Tompkins County but also anywhere in the U.S.The work must be designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs. CWSP student wages for community-service work are paid by the federal government usually at 90% or 75% (compared to 40% for regular on-campus FWS jobs that are not community service).

For students: view current CWSP job openings here.

Campus partners and community partners may learn more about creating a Community Work-Study position on the CWSP website.

Engaged Cornell

Engaged Cornell offers online resources, a collection of articles, tool and tips is for anyone creating engaged curricula, courses, projects or programs. The resource includes materials on community engagement and partnerships, critical reflection, course and curriculum design, student learning assessment.

Humanities and Public Life Book Series

The Humanities & Public Life book series by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the University of Iowa Press spotlights the work of artists, scholars, and activists immersed in publicly-engaged projects in which the humanities, arts, and culture inspire community building and civic change.

Humanities for All

Humanities For All, an initiative of the National Humanities Alliance Foundation, showcases humanities projects that engage with diverse publics as audiences and as partners. Their website offers essays on Goals of the Publicly Engaged Humanities and Partnership and Publicly Engaged Humanities Work

Publishing and the Publicly Engaged Humanities

This collection of articles, selected by the National Humanities alliance, brings together previously published articles featuring publicly engaged humanities scholarship from across the Routledge, Taylor & Francis program. Together, they show how public engagement can lead to—and indeed enhance—publication, a core expectation for faculty promotion and tenure in the humanities. They are also a testament to how publishing can raise the profile of the processes, outcomes, and overall impact of publicly engaged humanities initiatives.


Doing Translational Research Podcast - Episode 36: The Issues of Rural America with Dan Lichter, Cornell University

The foundation of his research interests stem from his background growing up in a large, working-class family in South Dakota, Dan Lichter explains. He and Chris discuss rural communities and how they develop and grow, poverty, issues of racial diversity and identity and the sentiment of disenfranchisement in rural communities. Lichter has always done work that is obviously important to the general population and acknowledges that rural America has been historically left out of consideration in academia.

Gimlet Reply-All - Episode 149: 30-50 Feral Hogs

"A month ago, I set out to answer a question, which it turns out is legit: What should Willie Mcnabb do about the 30-50 feral hogs that run into his yard within 3-5 mins while his small kids play? And turns out, the answer is: You don’t solve that problem with an assault rifle, or a hunting rifle, or even at the level of Willie at all. Whatever solution we find, it’s gonna require us to do the stuff we’re really awful at -- balancing all these competing human interests, from people who are suffering in different ways, benefitting in different ways, who will be exposed to different amounts of risk."