Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


The Learning in Community Settings (LINCS) program at the University of Richmond is nearly two years old, and has been a catalyst for integrating community service into the University of Richmond curriculum. The program has grown exponentially, and now serves over 300 students, 15 faculty, and 50 community agencies. The program continues to expand and currently is planning programs of dissemination with the Bonner Scholar network and possibly with the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. This rapid growth and expansion has been both exciting and challenging. One of the challenges has been staying abreast of the program's growth. Assuring that the staff of the program is able to maintain efficient coordination of the many aspects of the program has been a major concern. Therefore, my work with LINCS this semester has been largely devoted to leadership development within the LINCS program.