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First Link Orientation Program

2013 First Link participants and leaders at Gardening 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, '13

Working with the Community Service Office (CSO) and student leaders, you will combine a one day short-term community service project with an orientation and reflective discussion to help put community needs into a context.

In small discussion groups, you will examine local social problems, 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 interested in community work.

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

Interested in becoming a team leader for 2017-18 First Link?
Contact CSO@smith.edu. Online applications will be available in Spring 2017.