Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program

In spring 2014, Tufts University and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service launched the Tufts 1+4, a novel bridge year program that will offer incoming students of all economic backgrounds the opportunity to engage in a year of full-time national or international service before beginning the traditional college experience. The program is one of the initiatives springing from the 10-year strategic plan.

Tufts 1+4 will place these admitted first-year students with select service organizations starting in the fall of 2015. In the initial year the program is expected to engage 50 incoming students. We will provide financial support for those 1+4 participants who have demonstrated financial need. The program will be funded by new support from individuals, foundations and corporations who have a specific interest in the value of national and international service. Tufts is not using existing resources or redirecting resources from financial aid or other programs.

Tisch College prepared a comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that applied specific criteria to the selection of program sites in order to ensure that consistent, high quality standards are met by program partners. The chosen partners and service placements will be announced shortly.

To learn more about the program, see our Key Concepts page.

For more information

Please contact Tisch College Senior Program Manager Mindy R. Nierenberg at Mindy.Nierenberg@tufts.edu or 617.627-4159.