Putting Students to Work for the Community

Community Advancement Programs is housed within APU’s Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning, which cultivates academically integrated learning experiences for community impact, professional development, and lifelong learning.

Community Advancement Programs employs APU students using community-based Federal Work-Study monies that fund need-based programs that serve a twofold purpose: (1) benefit the local community and strengthen university-community partnerships, and (2) intentionally support the educational development and goals of student workers involved in these programs.

Student workers are placed in positions that help them meet their education goals and prepare them for careers. Through interaction with the community, students develop leadership skills and an interest in public/community service while gaining hands-on experience that will shape a lifetime of civic engagement.