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What is Community-based Federal Work Study?

The Office of Community-based Federal Work Study (FWS) Programs at Azusa Pacific helps support the institution’s academic and civic engagement goals through sustainable programs that meet community needs and improve quality of life for local residents.

The office spends Federal Work Study monies to fund need-based programs that serve a two-fold purpose: (1) to benefit the Azusa community and strengthen university-community relationships and (2) to intentionally support educational development and goals of student workers involved in these programs.

These community-based programs are created, implemented, developed, and managed through the office to help meet community needs and improve quality of life for local residents. This commitment to serve and empower the community through sustainable programs supports Azusa Pacific University’s civic engagement goals, bridging together community and university resources.

Student workers involved in these community-based programs are intentionally placed so that the position enhances their educational goals and prepares them for a future career. Through the community interaction, students develop leadership skills and an interest in public/community service while gaining hands-on experience that will shape a lifetime of civic engagement.