John F. Kennedy University is committed to giving back to the communities of which it is a part and in preparing our students to be effective change-makers in the world.
Students in the Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies provides affordable counseling services to area residents through our Counseling Centers in Concord, Oakland, and Sunnyvale. Sport Psychology interns work with underserved youth in the Life Enhancement through Athletic Participation Project (LEAP) to teach them valuable skills. And second and third year law students provide free legal services to low-income individuals and seniors through the College of Law's legal clinics.
JFK University students also have the opportunity to get involved in their communities through JFKU Engaged, a service learning program launched in 2014.
And across the University you will find staff, faculty, students and alumni who volunteer their time and effort to support community programs, such as the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and STAND! Against Domestic Violence.
Public workshops, conferences, and symposia sponsored by the University's three colleges — along with the presence of our faculty at professional events, councils, and associations — extends the influence and impact of the University into the local community, across the nation, and around the world.