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Critical Issues in the Richmond Region

A critical component of community engagement is responding to community-identified needs.

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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 News

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Hurricane Florence: How to Help


With Hurricane Florence causing heavy flooding and wind damage in the Carolinas, residents will face the arduous task of cleaning up, repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses.

If you want to help, the Division of Community Engagement encourages you to read a recent news article that offers guidance and a list of a few of the organizations involved in recovery efforts.



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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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“Making it Real” with Community Engagement

Current and former VCU students reflect on how their real-world community engagement impacted them in this video series, created by students in Professors Joshua Smith and Hailey Spencer’s MASC 335 “PR Graphics and Production” service-learning courses.

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Get to Know Richmond

Richmond city landscape

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.

RVA History and Culture

The DCE encourages faculty to check out RVA History and Culture, a project with representatives from University of Richmond, VCU, Virginia Union University, Reynolds Community College, and the Valentine Museum. The group was assembled to develop a collaborative strategy to orient faculty to Richmond’s History so that they have context for their teaching, research, and community engagement and can develop authentic partnerships.


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