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Seven Partnerships Awarded Community-Engaged Research Health Equity Grants

The 2020-21 Community-Engaged Research Health Equity Grant recipients are:  Richmond Brain Health Initiative Faika Zanjani, Ph.D., associate professor, College of Health Professions Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, associate professor, School of Nursing Piloting a Housing Justice Atlas for Virginia Kathryn Howell, Ph.D., associate professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Benjamin […]

Six VCU Fellows Chosen for a Collaboratory Engaging With Richmond’s Historic African American Cemeteries

Virginia Commonwealth University Community-Engaged Research, a part of the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES), has announced the VCU fellows for the East End Cemetery Collaboratory (EECC) for 2021-2022. These include five VCU Faculty Fellows and one VCU Community Fellow. The EECC, a learning community overseen by the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement […]

A service-learning trip to Arizona benefits students and the migrant community at Casa Alitas.

Valentina Selnick-Escobar never expected to see such poignant memorials on the border wall separating the United States and Mexico when she began a service-learning trip to Tucson, Arizona, with VCU assistant professor Anita Nadal.  “We went to the border on the last day of our trip and it was surreal to see the wall in person,” said […]

CEI statement on addressing systemic racism

CEI stands in solidarity with our Richmond community, recognizing that Black lives matter. At the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI), we recognize that structural and systemic racism is pervasive in our communities; and, we will not be idle in addressing it. We stand in solidarity with our Richmond community, recognizing that Black lives […]

Community Conversation Series Connects Community Members with Local COVID-19 Experts

The American Heart Association, Richmond Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, and the VCU Health Hub at 25th hosted the first interactive virtual “Community Conversation” May 7 as part of a four-part series on COVID-19. Featuring an expert panel and open dialogue with more than 145 community members, the first conversation was held via Zoom and covered topics […]