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First Link Orientation Program

2013 First Link participants and leaders at Garden the Community

"It was through First Link that I first came to understand the great potential of what I can do with my community and with my abilities to help others in my time here at Smith College." – Paula Gonzalez Del Real '13

Working with the Community Service, Center for Community Collaboration, and student leaders, you will combine a one day short-term community service project with reflective discussions and activities that will introduce you to local community service opportunities, help you to put community needs into context, and introduce you to other new students interested in community service work.

In small discussion groups, you will examine local social problems, discuss effective solutions, improve your skills in working with diverse communities, and discover how community service work relates to your college education. You will feel the satisfaction of making a contribution to the local community, while beginning new friendships with other Smithies.

First Link accommodates up to 21 participants and 4 to 7 team leaders.

Interested in becoming a team leader for 2016-17 First Link?
Contact Commnunity Service Director, Tiertza-Leah Schwartz, for information and apply online.