Senior Community Action Project

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The Senior Community Action Project (SCAP) is intended to provide seniors with a period of transition between Lincoln School and college matriculation. In line with Lincoln’s core values, the SCAP is an important opportunity for students to get involved in their communities and build relationships with outside non-profit organizations that align with their personal interests. This time of action, regardless of the setting, encourages independence, commitment and introspection as well as a willingness to work hard and contribute to the mission of their chosen organization.

Successful completion of the SCAP requires that each student meet the following criteria:

●      Each project is an individual endeavor.

●      Commit to a minimum of 20 hours on site for each of the two weeks (5/20-5/31) for a total of at least 40 hours.

●      Maintain a daily blog post for reflection on their experience.

●      Check in with their on-site supervisor daily.

●      Check in with their Lincoln School mentor at least once each week.

●      Prepare and execute a final presentation of their experience to Lincoln students, faculty, staff, parents and on-site supervisors.


In the past, students have performed their projects at various organizations of their choosing, some of which are listed below.


Americans Helping Others Prosper

Amos House

Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living

Artists’ Exchange

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Boys & Girls Club

Center for Justice

Center for Resilience

Community MusicWorks

Crossroads RI Domestic Violence Program

Direct Action for Rights & Equality

Dorcas International Institute of RI

Earth Care Farm

Environmental Justice League of RI

Farm Fresh RI

Flying Shuttles Studio

Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School

Genesis Center

Good Neighbors

Habitat for Humanity

Head Start

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Lend-A-Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation

McAuley House

McKinney Cooperative Shelter

Medway House

Miriam Hospital

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Norman Bird Sanctuary

Planned Parenthood

Potter League for Animals

Providence Animal Rescue League

Providence Children’s Museum

Refugee Dream Center

RI Community Food Bank

RI for Community & Justice

Rhode Island Free Clinic

Rhode Island Hospital

RI Now

RI School for the Deaf


Save The Bay


Sierra Club of RI

Sojourner House

South County Hospital

Southside Community Land Trust

Special Olympics RI

Trinity Repertory Company

Wickford Art Association

William D’Abate Elementary School

Women & Infants Hospital

Important Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, 3/28 - All SCAP student applications are due

Thursday, 4/25 - Parent Release and On-Site Supervisor forms are due today and all students will present quickly on:

1.     How was your first interaction with your organization?

2.     What are your SCAP goals?

Thursday, 5/9 - Final SCAP Meeting re: Lincoln mentors, blog posts, etc.

Monday, 5/20 - Friday, 5/31 (except Memorial Day) - All seniors are on site at their SCAP locations

Thursday, 6/6 from 8:00 - 9:45 am - SCAP presentations. Please arrive at 8 am for setup in the Wheeler Gym.