The Faith & Work Initiative has generated a number of campus programs that offer students the opportunity to experience a variety of professions and vocational paths through internships, fellowships, student groups, and special events.
- 1 Campus 1 Community is a community engagement program, directed by Jennifer Lewton-Yates. It is the embodiment of an institutional commitment to long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships between Millsaps College and our off-campus neighbors. In conversation with community partners from the Midtown neighborhood, K-12 public schools, and throughout Jackson, 1C1C seeks to share resources and respond to identified need, both inside and outside the Millsaps gates.
- Community Engaged Learning is a set of academic courses that are engaged in the community and led by faculty. This program is directed by Dr. Stephanie Rolph. Community Engaged Learning (CEL) courses combine discipline-specific classroom content with project-centered experiences. Under the dual guidance of our faculty and the mentorship of community partners, students cultivate knowledge of their course topic alongside practitioners in the field.
- Wellspring is an intentional learning community, directed by Jennifer Lewton-Yates, which asks freshmen students to engage the broader Jackson community at a variety of volunteer sites and thoughtfully reflect upon those experiences with each other.
- Faith and Work is an academic minor, directed by Dr. Shelli Poe. For more information, see the Faith and Work Initiative page, and the Contact Us page.
These programs work together in mutually supportive ways. For example, 1C1C Fellows provide assistance in Wellspring. Wellspring includes community engagement opportunities. And the Faith and Work minor provides community engagement through internships and credit in the minor for Wellspring courses. Although these programs are distinct, they cohere with one another to create a well-functioning network of opportunities.
Please contact the appropriate directors of each program for further information.