Campus to Community
New project creates meaningful connections between students and community
Campus to Community is a new initiative led by the Department of Student Engagement at Mohawk College. The project aims to create meaningful connections between Mohawk College students and the Hamilton and Halton Communities through academic placements and volunteer projects.
In the first year of the project, Mohawk has chosen to work with three community organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton, The Eva Rothwell Resource Centre, and Habitat for Humanity Hamilton/Habitat for Humanity Halton. Each partner works closely with a student leader from Mohawk College. The job of the student leader is to plan and facilitate all the volunteer projects at the community centres, providing support and guidance to their fellow student volunteers.
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.