P.L.A.C.E. Fellows

P.L.A.C.E. Fellows: Together, Making Positive Changes for the Future

Tie your Major to Community Development, Earn a Minor in Leadership Studies, Challenge Yourself, & Change Your World !

The Mission of the P.L.A.C.E. Fellows is to strategically collaborate with like-minded individuals and Non-Profits to augment new and existing community impact efforts in the Eau Claire Community, Columbia, SC. P.L.A.C.E. creates future community leaders committed to Philanthropy (actively using gifts to leverage change for human welfare), Leadership (assuming personal responsibility to influence change), and Community Engagement (working with other individuals and organizations to maximize change).

Visit our website at www.ccplacefellows.com.

Only CC First-Years May Apply for this 4-year Program !!

FINDING MY PLACE

Become aware of personal strengths, realities of poverty, and community organizations leading change

FALL

Philanthropy, Community Development, & Poverty Workshops

Non-Profit Site Visits

SPRING

LEAD 101 (Self-leadership)

Community Partner Projects

DISCOVERING MY PLACE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Experience non-profits, service learning and community networking

LA 201 (Service Learning)

Non-Profit Certificate Program (Course 1)

Paid Internship (total of 2)

Non-Profit Certificate Program (Course 2)

COLLABORATING TO CREATE A BETTER PLACE

Learn non-profit leadership, issue identification, planning and resource allocation

LEAD 390G (Issue-based Strategic Planning, Agency Shadowing)

Paid Internship (total of 2)

Community Partner Projects

LEADING CHANGE TO IMPROVE PLACES IN OUR COMMUNITY

Put your leadership into action!

Paid Internship (total of 2)

Summit Planning/ Collaboration

LEAD 401LS (Action Summit)

Participation in this four-year experience is competitive and will be based on self-motivation, volunteer history, academic accomplishments, leadership strengths, and passion for enacting positive change both on and off campus. Applications are accepted through Sunday September 10th at 5:00 pm & Interviews for the 10 available Fellowships will take place soon thereafter.  Please see reverse for more details. 

Questions?  Contact Dr. Tamara L. Burk, Director of Leadership Studies & Professor of Communication, Columbia College, at tburk@nullcolumbiasc.edu or 803-786-3554.

The PLACE Fellows Program is funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolin

Apply

To complete an application, please go to the P.L.A.C.E. Fellows website at www.ccplacefellows.com to fully understand the program mission and personal expectations. Applications must be electronically submitted *no later* than Sunday, September 10th at 5:00 pm (e-mail as an attached Word document directly to Dr. Burk with “PLACE App 2017” on the subject line). Incomplete, sloppy, or poorly formatted Word documents will not be considered. Details matter,…You must put your most passionate and professional self forward to be taken seriously! Interviews will be in both individual and group formats.

**Note: Participation in this program will include 3 required staff meetings per semester, self-motivation (on your own and with others) to seek and fulfill community work, and a willingness to step up and problem-solve messy challenges with your peers. If you are unwilling (or uninterested) in stretching yourself in these ways, please do not apply. Specific interview dates, formal meetings, events, and program projects will be established at the beginning of the semester.

Download the Application: PLACE App 2017