REACH- Reinvesting Eagles Around the Community of Hattiesburg

Spring 2018 Applications Open Now

The CCE coordinates the REACH program, in which USM students eligible for federal financial aid are placed at community sites and schools as part of their "on-campus" job. REACH employees work up to 20 hours a week, with jobs ranging from office support to dog walker to youth tutor.

To be eligible for the REACH program, USM students must be awarded Federal Work-Study through the USM Financial Aid office. They also need their own transportation. Students can determine work-study eligibility by checking their SOAR account or by checking with USM Financial Aid. Students must have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form before the financial aid office can determine eligibility. Members should be able to commit to at least the amount of hours awarded.

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Current REACH members serve with Hattiesburg area organization such as Habitat for Humanity, Aldersgate Mission, Osceola McCarty Youth Development Center, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club,Hub City Humane Society, USM Eagle's Nest Food Pantry, and Hawkins Elementary School.