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IMPACT! Service-Learning RAP

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IMPACT! is a service-learning Residential Academic Program for freshmen. Through this year-long program, you can learn how to make a positive impact on the larger community around UMass, and you can find a place for yourself as part of that community. IMPACT! strives to create a holistic experience for students by integrating community service, contemplative practice, social justice, and leadership in the classroom, on campus, and in the larger community. Typically, the IMPACT! RAP has 24 first-semester freshmen students.

The IMPACT! Experience

Curious about what goes on in IMPACT!? Explore the links below to find out more about service, contemplative practice, social justice, and leadership in IMPACT! and click here to hear what IMPACT! participants have to say about each of these areas.

Social Justice in IMPACT! 
Explore individual and societal perspectives on social justice

Contemplative Practice in IMPACT!
Learn about and engage in mindfulness and contemplative practices

Service in IMPACT!
Work outside of class at a local community partner for 30 hours both Fall and Spring semesters

Leadership in IMPACT!
Participate in activities to develop your own individual leadership style

Course Information
Fall Semester

Service-Learning 192: Self-Awareness, Social Justice and Service
Mondays 2:30-5:15pm

Spring Semester
Service-Learning 193: Leadership and Service
Mondays 2:30-5:00pm

Please see the RAP website for more information on how to join IMPACT! or a RAP in general.

For information on how to integrate the IMPACT! program with the Certificate in Civic Engagement and Public Service please see here.

For more information, contact:
Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
(413) 545-2015