Author: Winnick, Maria

Prof. Bob Fisher Awarded Career Achievement Award

UCS would like to congratulate Bob Fisher who was recently chosen as the recipient of the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA) 2023 Career Achievement Award. Below is the article from the School of Social Works website.


School of Social Work Posting: Professor Bob Fisher Receives Career Achievement Award

Posted on October 19, 2023 by Kashef, Ziba


Scholarship through the CT Assoc. of Lations in Higher Ed., Inc.

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INC. (CALAHE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of Latinos in different areas post-secondary education in Connecticut. CALAHE offers several scholarships for latino students from Connecticut, please visit their site for additional information.

    (Please note: Scholarship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for a scholarship is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in this posting.)

    Welcome to the Spring Semester

    Welcome to our new Urban and Community Studies majors and minors. We are excited to have you join our program. Please reach out to the program or your UCS faculty advisor if you are in need of any assistance. You may also find helpful information on our website regarding degree requirements, course offerings, internship, and employment opportunities as well as information regarding the Urban Semester Program.

    We also want to welcome back our returning majors and minors. We hope you all had the opportunity to unwind and enjoy time with your friends and loved ones.

    If you are Senior planning to graduate in May, please remember that if you have not yet applied to graduate you must do so via the Universities Student Admin Webpage  Information regarding this process is available via the university’s Apply to Graduate webpage. Students are encouraged to do so asap but no later than the Registrar’s deadline to ensure that the university has sufficient time to process your request and to work out any potential issues.

    As part of the graduating process you must also submit a Final Plan of Study in the first four weeks of the semester you plan to graduate. If you run into any issues, please reach out to your UCS faculty advisor or to

    We wish you all the best this semester.

    Urban and Community Studies

    UConn Connects Internship

    • UConn Connects is seeking undergraduate students to serve as UConn Connects Peer Mentors for the spring 2023 semester. UConn Connects Peer Mentors assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals. With over 30 years of supporting students’ success, UConn Connects is the University’s largest volunteer mentoring program offered by the Academic Achievement Center (AAC). UConn Connects is an academic intervention program, designed to provide students with the skills and support needed for long-term academic success.

      UConn Connects Mentors meet with student mentees on a weekly basis to advise, guide, and support them as they navigate the university. Serving as a mentor requires attending a pre-semester training and enrollment in a 3 credit 120-hour internship course.

      For more information, please visit the Academic Achievement Center (AAC) during drop-in hours on Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

      Storrs – Rowe Building room 217.

      Hartford – HB 202

      UConn Connects Mentor applications are available online at:

      The Academic Achievement Center is part of UConn’s First Year Programs & Learning Communities department, located in ROWE Undergraduate Center in room 217.  For more information, contact Leo Lachut, Director of Academic Support, at 860-486-1664; Ada Rivera, Assistant Director of Academic Support, Hartford Campus at 959-200-3809, Joanna Rivera Davis, Assistant Director of Academic Support, at 860-486-6120; or Rachel Mongillo, Learning Services Coordinator, at 860-486-8791: Pam Fischl, Academic Achievement Center, at 860-486-9124.


    Year Round Red Cross Internship Program

    The Summer Internship Program offers ten-week paid or unpaid internship opportunities at the Red Cross national headquarters office in Washington, D.C., as well as at more than 500 Red Cross units located across the U.S. The goal of the program is to provide a hands-on experience that gives a realistic preview of what it is like to work at a non-profit.

    For more information, please visit the  American Red Cross‘ website.


    Please note: Internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for an internship is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.