Currently, there are 66 sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in the Holleran Center certificate program as Program in Community Action (PICA) scholars.
Class of 2017 selection took place in Fall 2014. These talented students represent diverse departments and programs here at Connecticut College.
PICA students learn to effectively address issues that relate to public policy and social equity within the challenges of contemporary society. The Center provides a holistic approach that integrates academic classes, Center-based seminars, community participation, skills-based workshops, the junior internship, and the senior integrative project. These strategies develop personal and professional skills and awareness, and deepen a transdisciplinary understanding of community issues locally and globally.
PICA students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative community-based public policy and social ethics work while enrolled in the certificate program. These students learn how community-based organizations work, acquire active citizenship skills, and contribute to advancing the local community.
Pictured: Holleran Center PICA scholars in the Class of 2014 celebrate their certification at an end of year party.