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Community Work Study Partner Application

Community Work Study allows eligible students the opportunity to gain unique work experience while providing valuable service to the local community through federal, state, or local public agencies or private nonprofit organizations.
Apply to be a Community Work Study Partner Organization
 

Thank you for your interest in learning more about becoming a Community Work Study partner with Columbus State Community College. At this time, we are not accepting additional applications for the 2017-18 year, but please check back in the spring to inquire about partnering for the 2018-19 year.

  Eligibility for and partnering with the Community Work Study program depends largely on “fit” as well as meeting federally-defined criteria. The college takes into consideration the service provided by the organization, our reasonable ability to assist the agency, the diversity of community services we already partner with, and the organization’s administrative capacity to oversee student employees. Preference may be given to organizations that:

* Perform family literacy services, including providing reading and math tutoring to preschool-age through elementary-age children.
* Provide services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals.
* Provide support services for students with disabilities.

In addition, federal guidelines state:
  * Federal Work Study employees must not displace current employees or impair existing service contracts.  Replacement of staff with Federal Work Study employees is prohibited and interpreted as displacement. 
* Federal Work Study positions must not involve the constructing, operating, or maintaining of any part of building used for religious worship or sectarian instruction.  
* Work performed must be in the public interest (not work that primarily benefits the members of an organization that has membership limits) and may not involve political activity.

If you would like your organization to be considered for a Community Work Study partnership, please submit the following information for review. 
Organization Info
Organization Name      
Website      
Contact Name      
Phone      
Email      
Organization is:
   
Organization Mission Statement      
Please describe the clients/populations you serve and provide an overview of your available services.      
Organization’s Staffing Levels (Estimate number of FT staff, PT staff, and volunteers)      
Has your organization hired students through the Federal Work Study Program (FWS) in the past (with Columbus State or another institution)?      
Please describe the type of work opportunities you anticipate hiring FWS students to perform.      
How many FWS students do you anticipate hiring per year?      
Please Note
 

Please note, submitting this information is only an initial statement of interest and does not guarantee a partnership will be formalized. Once your information is received, it will be reviewed and Student Employment staff will contact you. This decision will be based on the federal regulations that govern the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program and organizational fit with our current and other prospective community partners. Additional documentation may be requested.