Arts, culture, public spaces
Garde Arts Center - strives to instill multicultural appreciation and understanding by uniting residents of a geographically, ethnically and economically diverse region through artistic performances.
Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy - one of the College's five interdisciplinary centers, the Center trains students to be community leaders and supports students' efforts to shape public policy for a positive community impact. Freshmen are eligible.
Hygienic Art Inc. - one of New London's well-known non-profit art galleries. Our students work primarily as gallery sitters. Sitters may bring laptops, books, CD's, and well-behaved friends, children or dogs.
Kente Cultural Center- offers a wide range of programming to promote African-American culture. Our students assist with research, educational activities and performance development.
Lyman Allyn Museum - houses a permanent collection of over 15,000 pieces that includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, furniture, decorative arts and American art from the 18th through 20th centuries. Connecticut College students assist with outreach programs, lectures, gallery sitting, art classes, research and setting up exhibits.
New London Public Library - provides free access to a diversity of ideas and information through a variety of library materials, services and experience. Connecticut College students perform a variety of jobs.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - places volunteers aged 55 and older in non-profit organizations for mutually beneficial partnerships. Connecticut College volunteers work with senior volunteers and local youths in minor home and yard improvements, and help run the yearly Santa Boot Project.
Saint James Church- involved in numerous social services, the church needs Connecticut College students for Web site design and general office duties. The church also needs a parish historian and an archives assistant, and would like a volunteer to assist in drafting a newsletter and preparing a church directory for printing.
Writers Block Ink- arms young voices with the power of pen and prose, reinforcing teamwork, accountability and responsibility, igniting social change on the page and stage. Students from The Block (ages 11-19) create original plays with a strong emphasis on spoken word poetry and performance that address personal and social challenges on the community stage.
OVCS Contact Information:
College Center at Crozier-Williams
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196