It is the mission of Prescott College to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. We regard learning as a continuing process and strive to provide an education that will enable students to live productive lives while achieving a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others.
Prescott College students are able to directly enact the "service to others" component of the Prescott College mission through partnerships, programs, and student clubs. Taking an active role in the local and national community through service work benefits the community and the student, who is able to gain new skills and knowledge through the experience.
Arizona Serve, a program of Prescott College, hosts a large AmeriCorps program of over one hundred members serving in Yavapai County and Pima County. The Arizona Serve mission is to connect passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty. Learn more.
Arizona Wilderness Coalition
The Arizona Wilderness Coalition (AWC) is an ad hoc organization of groups and individuals whose mission is to protect and restore wilderness and other wildlands and waters in Arizona. The AWC will coordinate and conduct inventories, educate citizens about these lands, enlist continuing support and advocate for their lasting protection.
AWC has a Prescott College Field Office and students, faculty, and staff act as natural volunteers and advocates for wilderness areas in Arizona. In February 2002, the AWC embarked upon an innovative partnership with Prescott College to organize, support and initiate roadless inventories in the remaining portion of Arizona. The AWC sponsors two full time graduate fellowships at Prescott College. Learn more about AWC.
Butte Creek Restoration Council
The Butte Creek Restoration Council (BCRC) was originally formed in the spring of 1996 by three visionary on-campus undergrads and a few dedicated faculty members from Prescott College. The purpose: to address the degraded ecological conditions of Lower Butte Creek through revegetation projects and community-based education, based on sound restoration planning.
In 2012 a new cadre of restoration-minded undergrads and faculty members revived the BCRC around a renewed mission to engage the Prescott College community, our surrounding neighbors, and the larger Prescott community in projects that help restore, enhance, and celebrate Lower Butte Creek as the centerpiece of our expanding campus and a vital part of the Upper Granite Creek Watershed. Learn more about BCRC.