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Taking Science Out of the Classroom

Dr. Marcia Winter and the VCU-CMoR Partnership  If there’s one thing Dr. Marcia Winter knows, it’s that there is a lot we can learn from children. Winter, assistant professor of developmental psychology, is passionate about studying child development and “taking the science out of the classroom” so that families can apply it to their own […]

Service-learning on steroids! CreateAthon returns to in-person collaboration

(CreateAthon students present a proposal to the leadership of Slyderz Baseball, a local youth-development nonprofit) The somewhat generic-sounding course title “Nonprofit Project Development” hides the true nature of one of VCU’s more popular service-learning courses. More commonly known as CreateAthon@VCU, this Mass Communication class culminates in a 24-hour frenzy of unbridled creativity and focused service. […]

Little Ram Pantries project, launched via CEnR grant, expands to MCV Campus

The project is part of the iCubed Sustainable Food Access core Five Little Ram Pantries were installed on Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus last fall as part of a pilot project to help address food insecurity among students. Now the project is being expanded, with two new Little Ram Pantries being added on the Monroe Park Campus and […]

VCU Service-Learning Office publishes triennial community partner impact assessment report

The assessment aims to understand the impact of service-learning on community partner organizations in order to ensure reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships.

“Starting Over” series features service-learning professor, Joe Cates

This past December, VCU News started a series of stories featuring VCU students, graduates, faculty and staff “who have boldly chosen to change something in their lives.” Joe Cates, who has been a chef, a writer, and a musician on his way to becoming a professor who regularly teaches service-learning classes, was a natural choice […]

Service-learning students, staff and faculty lead coat donation drive

Thanks to a team of service-learning students and professors, more than 100 winter coats for adults and children that were donated by Virginia Commonwealth University students, faculty and staff were distributed Friday, December 10th at Southwood Apartments in South Richmond. The drive was organized by Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of […]

Leaders in experiential learning among VCU’s 2021 Distinguished Faculty

Of the faculty members honored with Distinguished Faculty Awards at the 39th Faculty Convocation on Sept. 2nd, fully half are service-learning instructors and community-engaged scholars, spotlighting the importance of experiential learning at VCU. The three honored were: Alan Dow, M.D., School of Medicine, receiving the Distinguished Teaching Award, Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., College of Humanities and […]

Seven Partnerships Awarded Community-Engaged Research Health Equity Grants

Virginia Commonwealth University Community-Engaged Research (CEnR), a part of the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES), announced the recipients of the Health Equity Grants for 2020-2021. Seven research proposals that exemplify sustainable partnerships between members of the VCU/VCU Health System and the surrounding Richmond community were awarded. The grants provide initial funding for […]

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 […]

Sharing the Love: Helping the Community Mask Up for Safety

The VCU Health Hub at 25th was featured in VCU’s Valentine’s Day round-up of ways the VCU community is “sharing the love” to create thoughtful moments during the pandemic. Last year the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact held three mask-making kit assembly events at the VCU Health Hub at 25th to benefit the community. The last one […]

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