Community Work-Study

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers students with Federal Work-Study (FWS) a variety of opportunities to earn their award serving in the Richmond community.

Through the Community Work-Study (CWS) Program, students may work directly with contracted nonprofit or governmental organizations in a variety of issue areas. This is a full semester (preferably a full year) commitment, and a regular work schedule of at least four hours per week is required for participation in the program.

The following organizations are current CWS sites, and new sites continue to be added, so be sure to check back.

Arts & Culture 

ART 180
Art for the Journey
Science Museum of Virginia
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Economic & Workforce Development

Bridging the Gap in Virginia
United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg
The Metropolitan Business League

Education: In-School

Read to Them

Education: Out-of-School

Girls for a Change
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond


American Red Cross
Birth in Color RVA
Health Brigade
Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center
The Doorways
Urban Baby Beginnings
World Pediatric Project

Housing & Homelessness


Public Policy, Research, & Advocacy

Legal Aid Justice Center
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Sustainability, Food Access, & Environmental Conservation

Richmond City Office of Sustainability
James River Association