Carolyn has been part of the Simmons community for over a decade. She started as a graduate student in the Masters in Communications Management program and received her M.S. in 2001. She was the first graduate student to engage in a community based scholarship through the Scott/Ross Center. For her applied learning project she worked with the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service (SRC) assessing and developing community partnerships, which led to her appointment as the Program Director of Graduate Community Engagement and Service Learning. For the past eight years, she has worked with the five graduate schools and their faculty, staff and students making connections and establishing partnerships with community based organizations.
"Simmons College has a long history of community involvement and I am lucky to experience this on a regular basis as the response and genuine interest in our service initiatives has been impressive." --Carolyn Grimes
Over the past 10 years, there has been a lot of change and growth both in how higher education institutions work with community based organizations and interest by the general public in volunteering. Carolyn hopes to share and explore with all of you some thoughts, trends, opportunities and activities as they relate to the Scott/Ross Center, Simmons and to community engagement in general.
Recent Entries by Carolyn Grimes
- Service with a Smile
Earlier this month, the S/RC Fellows finished their nine week immersion into the nonprofit and grant making worlds. This culminated with an inspirational final presentation at the Boston Foundation, where Marissa, Leah and Jen shared their transformative experiences. Beyond the...
- Summer Time Perspectives
Summer can be a quieter time on campus. There is a lot of planning, reflecting and anticipation for the coming fall and the welcome of new students and return of current students. For the Scott/Ross Center Fellows it is a...
- Extending Kudos
Simmons College was recently recognized as one of the top higher education institutions in the area of student community service in the country. This is the fifth time that the College has been named to the "Honor Roll with Distinction"...
- New England Patriots Give a Shout Out to Simmons Community Service Student Leader, Shauna Deleon
Shauna Deleon, Simmons Girls LEAP student leader is the New England Patriot Charitable Foundation Volunteer of the Week! This huge honor recognizes Shauna for her 3 years of volunteerism and leadership in keeping girls safe! This week (November 11-17th) the...
- Learning by Giving: Philanthropy in Practice
This spring, Simmons undergraduate students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge about the grant-making process through a new hands-on course made possible by the Learning by Giving Foundation. In MGMT/SW 290 Learning by Giving: Philanthropy in Practice, Simmons...
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