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Council for Community Engagement

Representatives from all academic and major support units help facilitate community engagemet at VCU.

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Working together, changing lives.

The VCU Division of Community Engagement mobilizes university-community partnerships that generate innovative solutions to societal challenges and prepares the engaged citizens of tomorrow. 

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Community Engagement Events


Jan

22

MLK Community Dinner
Jan. 22, 2017

Attendees will enjoy performances, remarks from Latonya Waller and engage in community conversations.

Jan

27

Organizing Schools for Improvement and Learning to Improve
Jan. 27, 2017

Dr. Anthony S. Bryk will provide the keynote address for the School of Education's Research Colloquium.

Feb

3

Service-Learning February Workshop
Feb. 3, 2017

University of Richmond hosts "Mindfulness and Embodied Reflection: New approaches to developing reflection in service-learning students."

Community Engagement Faculty Stars

As part of the DCE’s 10th anniversary, the division is profiling VCU faculty members who are committed to community engagement.

Learn more at community.vcu.edu/10years.

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Now Accepting Proposals for Community Engagement Grants

VCU's Council for Community Engagement provides one-year Community Engagement Grants and one-year Community-Engaged Research Partnership Development Grants to enhance and increase university engagement with the Greater Richmond community and contribute to research and teaching. Awards up to $20,000 are available for Community Engagement Grants and up to $10,000 for CEnR Partnership Development Seed Grants.

Proposals are due Feb. 24, 2017.

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Six University-Community Programs Awarded 2016-17 Community Engagement Grants

VCU's Council for Community Engagement awarded six university-community programs one-year grants of up to $20,000 during a celebration of the university’s commitment to community engagement on May 4 at the Depot.

The grants, funded jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, support interdisciplinary projects designed to enhance and increase university engagement with the Greater Richmond community and to contribute to the research and teaching of VCU units. In addition, four university-community partnerships were recognized for their impact.

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Profiles in Learning: VCU's Community Engagement

Vice Provost for Community Engagement Catherine Howard, Ph.D, is featured in the Provost Office's “Profiles in Learning” video series. She discusses the mission of VCU’s Division of Community Engagement and how it contributes to the success of VCU’s strategic plan, Quest for Distinction.