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Council for Community Engagement

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


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Community Engagement Events



Virginia TIES
Oct. 21, 2017

Join the Division for Inclusive Excellence and Equality Virginia for the 2017 Virginia Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit.



Community Book Discussion of “Dreamland"
Oct. 26, 2017

A limited number of free copies of the book are available to the public.



Volunteer Shifts for Mission Tomorrow
Nov. 1, 2017

Students can explore career interests and in-demand jobs from over 100 businesses in our region.

Seven University-Community Programs Awarded 2017-18 Community Engagement Grants

VCU's Council for Community Engagement awarded seven university-community programs one-year grants of up to $20,000 during a celebration of the university’s commitment to community engagement on May 3 at Cabell Library. In addition, four ongoing projects were recognized with Currents of Change Awards, which recognize outstanding university-community partnerships in research, outreach, teaching and student-initiated projects.

Over the course of a decade, the CCE has awarded more than $1 million in grants to more than 70 projects with a direct impact on the community. Grants have provided a real-world context for research, teaching and service.

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Scholar Lightning Talks

Six Community Engagement Scholars from VCU present 3-minute "lightning talks" about aspects of community engagement relevant to their work.

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Community Engagement Faculty Stars

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

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Get to Know Richmond

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Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the charm and convenience of a small historic city, Richmond provides an engaging backdrop for work, play and study.

DCE Staff Pick:

The Valentine Museum’s neighborhood walking tours explore the history and evolution of Richmond’s diverse neighborhoods. Go beyond the highlights and uncover each neighborhood’s best-kept secrets.