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Health Hub Welcomes Community Members for Open House

The VCU Health Hub at 25th is a health education and wellness activity center that opened in May. By Jenny Pedraza Lilly Boxley, who lives in the Church Hill area in Richmond’s East End, spent part of her Saturday afternoon checking out Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Health Hub at 25th during the center’s Community Open […]

Service-Learning Student Tucker Smith Prepares to Integrate Community Engagement with Career in Health

Smith began mentoring with the Carver Promise during his freshman year. By Jenny Pedraza Every Friday at 12:30 p.m., Tucker Smith, ’20, a Virginia Commonwealth University biology major, heads into G.W. Carver Elementary School in Richmond’s East End to meet up with his mentee, a fifth grade boy. The two eat lunch and spend time […]

Service-Learning Faculty Fellow Profile: Matthew James Vechinski

Using civic engagement as a platform to prepare students for success in college and future careers By Jenny Pedraza “I knew coming to Virginia Commonwealth University that I wanted to teach service-learning courses,” said Matthew James Vechinski, associate professor in the Department of Focused Inquiry in the University College. “I believe strongly in experiential learning. […]

The Results are in: Service-Learning Office Announces 2018-19 SLIM Report

The SLIM evaluations help service-learning staff understand the service students participate in, measure the unique learning benefits of service-learning and improve the service-learning program at VCU. By Patricia Cason The Service-Learning Office has announced the 2018-19 Service-Learning Impact Measure (SLIM) Report. Visit Service-Learning’s Impact Data page to read the complete 2018-2019 SLIM report. Each semester, […]

Ten VCU Interns Head to Carver Classrooms through America Reads Program

Interns work 15 hours per week assisting with literacy activities. By Jenny Pedraza This fall, 10 Virginia Commonwealth University students will intern at George Washington Carver Elementary School in the City of Richmond, assisting teachers during students’ language arts period. Part of the America Reads program, student interns are paid through the Federal Work-Study program, […]

A spare minute with the CEI: Tito Luna, neighborhood outreach director, Center for Community Engagement and Impact

As Virginia Commonwealth University’s neighborhood outreach director, Tito Luna serves as a liaison to VCU’s surrounding neighborhoods, working closely with a team of neighborhood representatives and the VCU Neighborhood Team. Luna helps link faculty, staff and students to opportunities for collaboration with neighborhoods and other community partners, with a special focus on developing programs and […]

A spare minute with the CEI: Stephanie Odera, associate director, Graduate RVA

Stephanie Odera is the associate director of Graduate RVA in the Center for Community Engagement and Impact. Graduate RVA is a college access network that seeks to right educational inequalities in the Richmond region by significantly increasing postsecondary completion rates, with a special focus on underrepresented minorities. A social work practitioner, Odera has more than […]

Health Hub Spotlight: Elizabeth Prom-Wormley

We Are Listening: How Community Input is Developing a Culture of Connected Wellness at the Health Hub By Jenny Pedraza In the spring of 2017, Elizabeth Prom-Wormley, assistant professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Family Medicine and Population Health in the Division of Epidemiology, was asked to serve on an executive steering committee […]

VCU’s Center for Urban Communities and Division of Community Engagement are merging

The new Center for Community Engagement and Impact will build on a legacy of community programs at VCU. By Jenny Pedraza Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Urban Communities and Division of Community Engagement are merging to create the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact. The new center will align vital resources to build on the university’s legacy of […]

Health Hub at 25th Spotlight: Erin Stanforth

Making sustainability more accessible. By Jenny Pedraza A rack of gold bikes. That’s what would probably catch your eye as you walk down Belvidere Street near the Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park Campus. Those bikes are part of the RamBikes program, which provides free bicycle service, education and bike loans to the VCU community.  But […]

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