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Leaders in experiential learning among VCU’s 2021 Distinguished Faculty

Of the faculty members honored with Distinguished Faculty Awards at the 39th Faculty Convocation on Sept. 2nd, fully half are service-learning instructors and community-engaged scholars, spotlighting the importance of experiential learning at VCU. The three honored were: Alan Dow, M.D., School of Medicine, receiving the Distinguished Teaching Award, Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., College of Humanities and […]

Seven Partnerships Awarded Community-Engaged Research Health Equity Grants

The 2020-21 Community-Engaged Research Health Equity Grant recipients are:  Richmond Brain Health Initiative Faika Zanjani, Ph.D., associate professor, College of Health Professions Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, associate professor, School of Nursing Piloting a Housing Justice Atlas for Virginia Kathryn Howell, Ph.D., associate professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Benjamin […]

Sharing the Love: Helping the Community Mask Up for Safety

The VCU Health Hub at 25th was featured in VCU’s Valentine’s Day round-up of ways the VCU community is “sharing the love” to create thoughtful moments during the pandemic. Last year the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact held three mask-making kit assembly events at the VCU Health Hub at 25th to benefit the community. The last one […]

CEI Announces New Grant Program for Faculty and Staff to Implement Community-Engaged Research into Undergraduate Courses and Experiences

The grant program will further opportunities for high-impact experiential learning for first-generation, pell grant eligible and underrepresented students. By Jenny Pedraza, APR The Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI), in collaboration with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and VCU REAL has announced a new grant program for VCU faculty and staff to incorporate […]

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 […]

CEI to Fund Undergraduate Community-Engaged Research Fellowships

The fellowships will provide funding for undergraduate students, faculty mentors and community partners to collaboratively work on projects that strengthen community well-being. By Jenny Pedraza In partnership with the Office of the Provost, the Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI) will fund five undergraduate community-engaged research (CEnR) fellowships for Summer 2021 through the Undergraduate […]

Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, Leader in K-12 STEM Educational Outreach in College of Engineering, Named a Richmond ‘Top 40 under 40’

Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, director of government and community outreach at the VCU College of Engineering, was named to Style Weekly’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ list for 2020. Stanley-Shanks was included in the publication’s annual celebration of “people helping make Richmond a better place” for leading the college’s K-12 STEM education outreach efforts. She was nominated by […]

VCU’s Lynn Pelco, a champion of civic engagement, recognized with national award

The associate vice provost for community engagement has been honored for her leadership by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. Lynn Pelco, Ph.D., associate vice provost for community engagement and director of the Service-Learning Office at the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Community Engagement and Impact, received the 2020 Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award from the Coalition of […]

President Rao Encourages VCU Faculty, Staff, and Students to Vote Nov. 3

In a Sept. 10 blog post, President Rao encouraged VCU faculty, staff and students to make a plan to vote Nov. 3. He highlighted the work of VCU Votes for providing voter information and promoting civic engagement. President Rao wrote: “VCU will pause on November 3 to allow all of our faculty, staff, and students […]

CEI statement on addressing systemic racism

CEI stands in solidarity with our Richmond community, recognizing that Black lives matter. At the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact (CEI), we recognize that structural and systemic racism is pervasive in our communities; and, we will not be idle in addressing it. We stand in solidarity with our Richmond community, recognizing that Black lives […]

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