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Currents of Change Award

Recognizing outstanding university-community partnerships

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Community Engagement Grants

Seed grants help support interdisciplinary community engagement projects

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Community Engagement Grants

The VCU Council for Community Engagement provides one-year seed grants up to $20,000 to support interdisciplinary projects that will enhance and increase university engagement with the greater Richmond community.

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Council Duties

Under the direction of the vice provost for community engagement and the associate vice president for health sciences, academic and research affairs, the council:

- Builds a network of contacts across the VCU units.

- Receives and disseminates information and resources that promotes and supports community engagement.

- Gathers information from the community on critical needs and opportunities.

- Recognizes accomplishments of university-community partnerships.

- Assists in the coordination of events designed to engage the VCU community with community partners to address community-identified needs.

 

VCU’s mission statement asserts that the university is committed to “sustainable, university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of the communities VCU serves in Virginia and around the world." And that VCU will “become a national model for community engagement and regional impact.”