Learning That Changes Lives
For more than 100 years, Simmons College has inspired its students to combine learning with action for a more just and equitable world. Today, the Scott/Ross Center (S/RC) for Community Service takes the lead in advancing this commitment to visionary education and civic engagement. Established in 2000 through the generosity of Emily Scott Pottruck '78, a trustee of the College, and her husband David Pottruck, the S/RC provides life-changing opportunities for our students through mutually enriching community partnerships. The Center is named in honor of Emily and her mother, Arlene Ross Gross '47.
The S/RC works closely with nearly 60 community-based organizations. Whether it's tackling social justice issues such as homelessness and hunger, mentoring youth on literacy, science, and math, or becoming a pen pal to a middle-school student, we offer our entire campus a variety of ways to get involved, among them, stimulating service-learning courses and exciting all-College signature initiatives. We're also one of the only community service centers in the country to provide comprehensive service programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Recent Blog Entries
Posted on March 14, 2013 9:45 PM by Carolyn Grimes
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"...read more »
Posted on November 14, 2012 10:37 PM by Carolyn Grimes
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...read more »
Posted on October 29, 2012 3:20 PM by Carolyn Grimes
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...read more »
Scott/Ross Center Main Office
Main Campus Building
The Scott/Ross Center for Community Service facilitates and promotes community service and service-learning for Simmons College students, faculty, and staff in Greater Boston and beyond. By developing reciprocal partnerships with community-based organizations, we enrich and expand students' educational and co-curricular experiences.
Download a copy of our brochure.