»Outreach programs

Chapman University sponsors a wide variety of community outreach programs which offer no-cost or low-costs services to City of Orange as well as supporting, in a variety of ways, public service programs. . Please use the links below to find out more about each opportunity.

Alona Cortese Elder Law Clinic: law students, under attorney supervision and in partnership with local legal aid organizations, provide legal assistance to senior citizens.

Family Violence Clinic provides free immigration and family law assistance for those clients who are victims of domestic violence. 

Tax Law Clinic enables law students, under attorney supervision, work on behalf of disadvantaged taxpayers who otherwise could not afford representation. 

AMVETS Legal Clinic (part of the Military Personnel Law Center) provides free legal assistance to veterans, active duty military, and their families. 

Frances L. Smith Community Clinic fulfills its mission to provide high quality and affordable mental health services to the community including adults, children, teens, couples, and families.

Friendly Center is a comprehensive family and community resource center dedicated to improving the lives of children, adults, and seniors by helping them move toward self-sufficiency through immediate aid and a variety of educational and life skill programs.

Iluminación Writing Program: The Iluminación Writing Program strives to create collaborative partnerships between Chapman University students and local area high school students in order to better understand and address the gap between high school and college writing.

Kids First is an 8-week psychoeducational program for parents and children ages 4-17 going through the process of divorce.

OC Literary Society Collaborative: The collaborative provides students from Chapman University and three area community colleges – Citrus, Santa Ana, and Santiago Canyon – an opportunity to work together to explore contemporary literature and meet the authors to discuss their work in an intimate and interactive setting at the Orange County Literary Society luncheons.

Orange High School Literacies Partnership works closely with Orange High School to provide authentic literacy opportunities for students at our neighborhood school. Activities include the Young Writers Workshop Series, the Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, and other projects developed around literacy events on campus.

Rowland High School Social Studies Academy Partnership is designed to provide academy students with a vision of themselves as college students. This includes an annual field trip to Chapman, where the students explore the university and experience a class. We also collaborate on literacy projects, including the Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Student Volunteerism Read about the upcoming Chapman Day of Service as well as the other ways the university's students are involved in city and county-wide service experiences.

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