Community Leadership at Aquinas College

Community Leadership: Hands-On Experience

The Community Leadership Program maintains partnerships with many agencies throughout Grand Rapids that host our students for the service portion of the academic program. Each student enrolled in our core courses (Introduction to Community Leadership, Practicum in Community Leadership, and Community Leadership Capstone Seminar) serves 2-15 hours each week at one of our partners every semester.
Our partnering agencies offer a diversity of site experiences to our students, and engage populations in Grand Rapids in a wide range of areas, some of which are listed here:

  • Addiction
  • Adult Education
  • Advocacy
  • Career Development/Training
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Healthcare
  • Hunger
  • Immigration
  • Incarceration
  • Loneliness & Isolation
  • Mental Illness
  • Special Needs
  • Supportive Living
  • Youth Education & Enrichment
  • Environment
  • Literacy​