Dennis Roy, EBCAP
President & CEO, speaking at
Roger Williams University's
Celebration. Photo: courtesy
of Roger Williams University
RWU /EBCAP Partnership Highlighted at Celebration Event
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Roger Williams University hosted a Community Engagement Celebration showcasing the many and varied ways the University is impacting the state of Rhode Island while enriching the education of its students. Traditional teaching at the University has been incorporated with experiential learning with 52 projects across the state- including several at East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP).
EBCAP’s President and CEO, Dennis Roy, spoke at the event, commending RWU Law students who have assisted EBCAP clients with tax preparation assistance and provided instruction through the law school’s Pro Bono Collaborative on legal rights for family advocates and parents in the Head Start program.
“In the last five years we’ve returned millions of dollars in tax returns to the community, which is good for the families and good for the local economy,” EBCAP President and CEO Dennis Roy said at the event. “The law students have done a great job with us – we couldn’t have done it without them.”
Roy also acknowledged a project facilitated through the Community Partnerships Center. A team of business students partnered with EBCAP’s East Bay Coalition for the Homeless to develop a comprehensive marketing plan to improve fundraising and to redesign its website. “This service was instrumental for us because it allowed us to take a fresh look at what we do with this program,” Roy said. “It helped the agency update the website, do some branding and get more involved with social media. And with the students’ help it’s been a great success in gaining revenues for us in various endeavors.”
For more information visit the Roger Williams University website.