Rochester Center for Community Leadership

Important Dates

  • Rochester Youth Year Annual Luncheon
    January 30
  • Host Site Applications Due for Rochester Youth Year & Urban Fellows
    February 6
  • Student Organization Mid Year Reports due
    February 9
  • Leadership Luncheon: Resume & Essay Writing
    February 12


  • Wanted—Summer Intern

    Now accepting applications for an undergraduate summer intern for Residential Life and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership.

  • Spread the Word to End the Word

    The STWTETW campaign takes center stage on WXXI's radio program Connections with Evan Dawson, which featured Ann Costello, Onolee Stephan, Stephanie Straka, and RCCL's very own Catherine Lewis. Take a listen!

  • Faculty Grants

    Do you teach a course or host a project in which learning happens outside the classroom? Consider applying for a community-engaged learning grant. Due date for proposals for 2015-16 funding is May 15, 2015.

  • Compass to Personal Success

    A Leadership Development program that places emphasis on enhancing the leadership learning and personal development of undergraduate students through community-based experiential activities.

  • Rising Leader Program

    RLP seeks to help incoming freshmen students become responsible leaders and citizens throughout their college career and beyond.

  • LEAP Program

    The Learning and Exploring at Play program pairs undergraduate students with Kindergarten and 1st Grade students develop the language, literacy, math and social skills.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the Campus-Community Bridge website to find or submit a volunteer opportunity.

Alternative Spring Break Students


  • “The Fellows are wonderful, smart human beings. Having them in our offices and in the field is refreshing, helps us accomplish so much.”

    RYY Host Site Supervisor

  • “Even though I lived in Rochester for the majority of the past two years, I feel like I've learned more about this city in the past week and a half than I have since I got here.”

    RYY Fellow

  • “Working in challenged communities as a privileged individual has revealed a lot of prejudice and selfishness that I wasn't aware of within myself.”

    Urban Fellow

  • “I personally enjoyed interacting with such a motivated and intellectually curious student. Helping another person learn and watching them work to overcome any disability is an enriching experience.”

    TOUR Coach


According to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, 71% of eligible students are registered to vote, higher than the national average.

Our Newsletter

The Bridge, a monthly electronic newsletter, informs students about community leadership opportunities, including leadership training, community service and civic engagement opportunities. Sign up to receive The Bridge directly to your email.

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