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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

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 […]

Twelve Experiential Learning Projects Selected for 2021 REAL Grants

Initiative included two unique grant programs – REAL Challenge Grants and Community-Engaged Research Impact Grants Twelve experiential learning projects from a diverse range of VCU schools/colleges have been awarded funding through the 2021 REAL Grants initiative. Five of these projects will receive support from the REAL Challenge Grants program, while the remaining seven will be […]

New Grant and Scholar-In-Residence Programs Aim to Impact Community Health

By Jenny Pedraza, APR   The VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI) has announced two new programs to provide support for community-engaged scholars to address community-identified needs related to social determinants of health and health outcomes. “VCU has the potential to collaboratively impact the individuals and communities we serve, contribute to the national advancement […]

CEI Announces New Grant Program for Faculty and Staff to Implement Community-Engaged Research into Undergraduate Courses and Experiences

The grant program will further opportunities for high-impact experiential learning for first-generation, pell grant eligible and underrepresented students. By Jenny Pedraza, APR The Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI), in collaboration with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and VCU REAL has announced a new grant program for VCU faculty and staff to incorporate […]

CEI Offers Free Registration to Regional Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference

The Gulf-South Summit will be held virtually March 15 to 18. VCU faculty, staff, students and community partners can attend for free as part of an institutional VCU membership. By Jenny Pedraza, APR The Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will offer free registration […]

CEI to Fund Undergraduate Community-Engaged Research Fellowships

The fellowships will provide funding for undergraduate students, faculty mentors and community partners to collaboratively work on projects that strengthen community well-being. By Jenny Pedraza In partnership with the Office of the Provost, the Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI) will fund five undergraduate community-engaged research (CEnR) fellowships for Summer 2021 through the Undergraduate […]

UROP Spotlight: Biology Major Jessie Feng Explores Medical Mistrust and Empathy in Online Settings

Each year, students are awarded $1,500 to engage in community-engaged research through The Undergraduate Fellowships for Community-Engaged Research Program (CEnR/UROP), a partnership between the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI). By Jenny Pedraza “I hope to eventually enter medical school and become a trauma surgeon,” […]

UR and VCU Faculty Recognized for East End Cemetery Collaboratory’s Work to Restore Historic African American Burial Ground

By Jenny Pedraza On Oct. 15, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement celebrated its third annual Engage for Change! Awards. The East End Cemetery Collaboratory was awarded the Collaboration for Change Award for excellence in authentic relationships and genuine collaboration to affect change. The Collaboratory is a learning community supported by both […]

UROP Spotlight: Sculpture and Extended Media Major Elijah Scaparo Explores the Vitality of Urban Community Agriculture

By Jenny Pedraza Each year, students are awarded $1,500 to engage in community-engaged research through The Undergraduate Fellowships for Community-Engaged Research Program (CEnR/UROP), a partnership between the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI). How can a community garden function as both a center of food […]

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