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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 […]

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. […]

On and Off Campus Stakeholders Connect at 7th Annual Community Engagement Institute

Through interactive workshops presented by 18 scholars, institute participants explored the power and potential of community-academic partnerships from a variety of angles. By Jenny Pedraza Sixty-seven people, representing more than 40 VCU units and five external organizations, attended the 7th annual VCU Community Engagement Institute held May 14 and 15 on campus. As the Division […]