For more than five years the Columbia College Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) Fellowship Program has strategically collaborated with non-profits and community partners to augment new and existing community impact efforts in the Eau Claire area.

The P.L.A.C.E. Fellowship Program is a unique, four-year partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation and Columbia College designed to increase a student's awareness of the impact of philanthropy on community nonprofits.

How to Apply

Applications for the P.L.A.C.E Fellowship Program are accepted your first semester at Columbia College. Upon acceptance, you will have access to social justice training, two paid internships, a capstone experience, and countless opportunities to work with community partners in your specific areas of interest.

If you're interested in applying, contact Tamara Burk.

Community Partners

    •    Metanoia Community Project
    •    Transitions (Ready, Willing, and Able Program)
    •    Southern Leadership Summit
    •    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    •    Girls on the Run
    •    Alcorn Middle School
    •    Eau Claire High School: Jefferson Awards
    •    Auntie Karen Foundation
    •    SCANPO, SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations
    •    The Friendship
    •    Prosperity Project
    •    Midlands Reading Consortium
    •    The Barclay School
    •    Tell Them!
    •    Lutheran Seminary
    •    Eau Claire Rotary
    •    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
    •    Eau Claire Community Council  
    •    Choose Well SC
    •    New Morning Foundation
    •    ReBuildSC
    •    SC Association for Community Economic Development 
    •    SC Community Capital Alliance
    •    Columbia Reentry Center
    •    SC Apple Seed Legal Justice Center
    •    Epworth Childrens Home
    •    SCCADVASA
    •    Harvest Hope 
    •    Atlantic Institute 
    •    North Columbia Business Association 
    •    Girl Scouts Mountains to Midlands 
    •    Columbia Children's Theatre
    •    U.S. Army Adjutant General School
    •    Palmetto Center for Women
    •    Midlands Family Promise
    •    Girl's Center- Youth Learning Institute at Clemson
    •    United Way
    •    Chicktime Columbia
    •    Ronald McDonald House
    •    Sustainable Midlands
    •    Tutor Eau Claire
    •    South Carolina Human Trafficking Resource Hub
    •    The Therapy Place
    •    Korey Williams and Associates
    •    Dianne's Call
    •    Planned Parenthood
    •    Mayor's Fellows Program
    •    Walk to End Alzheimer's Association
    •    WREN (Women's Rights and Empowerment Network)
    •    Pawmetto Lifeline
    •    SC Housing
    •    Homeless No More
    •    Community Development Department