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AQ Difference

Aquinas is one of only a select few colleges to offer an interdisciplinary major designed to provide you with perspective on community leadership and social justice, to develop your organizational and analytical problem solving skills, and to deepen your sense of civic responsibility through service opportunities in local agencies and organizations. A signature program at Aquinas College, Community Leadership was created by local leaders to prepare you to be engaged with and in your community to work for the public good. Focusing on local issues with local leaders will inspire you to think critically and globally, as well as prepare you for social justice oriented careers in public and nonprofit organizations. As a graduate of the Aquinas College Community Leadership program, you will have the practical experience of how social justice informs effective community service and leadership.
The AQ Community Leadership Program Difference:
  • One of the few such programs in the nation.
  • Opportunities for real-world experience in local nonprofit agencies and organizations.
  • Building a strong foundation in social justice, social entrepreneurship, and participatory action research.
  • Aquinas College Community Leadership graduates have been instrumental in the development and growth of organizations such as: Kids Food Basket, Local First, Arbor Circle, Flint Disability Network, Inner City Christian Federation, Kent School Services Network, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, East Town Community Association, and Americorps.
Outstanding Senior Awards 2015
Senior Awards




Graduating seniors Jessica McCormick and Jasmine Weston were honored as the Community Leadership Program's Outstanding Seniors for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Congratulations Jessica and Jasmine!