The Siena AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program is a postgraduate national volunteer service program federally funded by the The Corporation for National and Community Service. Fellows fight poverty in the Capital Region by building the capacity of community-based organizations through sustainable partnerships with Siena College.
The Siena Bonner Service Leaders Program is an academic community engagement scholarship program that provides access to education, and opportunity to serve, for Siena students. Siena Bonner Service Leaders make a multi-year commitment to intergrating academics, community engagement, and leadership into their Siena experience.
Academic skills and knowledge can be acquired and strengthened through application to real world challenges faced in the greater community. Placing Siena students in partnership with the poor and marginalized provides a context for knowledge they learn at Siena and brings to life the Franciscan Tradition as the hallmark of a Siena education.