March Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship: The History of Inequity in DC - What Community Engaged Scholars Need to Know

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Our March Breakfast Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship is coming up next week on March 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Winston Churchill Library and Center at Gelman Library. Dr. Maranda Ward will facilitate this Conversation about the history of inequity in Washington, D.C. and our role in partnering with those who are working toward justice. For more information and RSVP, click here.

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March 13th Webinar: Organizing Against Violence Pedagogy Project

Imagining America (artists and scholars in public life, is launching a new initiative, an online “teaching and learning circle.” The first program of this initiative is a webinar, offered on March 13th at 1pm EST.

”Our first webinar will feature critical dialogue and creative group work with Kush Patel (2016-2018 IA PAGE Co-Director) and Mallika Bose's (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Penn State) "Organizing Against Violence" project. The “Organizing Against Violence” pedagogy project was initiated at the 2018 IA National Gathering in Chicago, IL. The aim of Patel and Bose’s project is to create a network of critical pedagogues, engage in collective writing, and co-create a toolkit for distribution through Imagining America and related media. In the upcoming webinar, participants will reflect on their teaching practice and its relationship to the interconnected violence of colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy within affiliated institutions and communities. The webinar will involve live group writing, where participants will draft brief position statements to unpack their own institutional biographies and approaches to teaching, learning, and community engaged practice.”

Registration is now open to IA members and individuals interested in joining the IA network. For more information please contact Erika Prasad, Associate Director of Membership and Development, at

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

This professional development opportunity is offered as a pre-conference event, preceding the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference: October 6-7, 2019, Denver, Colorado.

“This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop.” For more information:

Community Engagement and College Completion: Campus Compact's Monthly Webinar

“Campus Compact’s 2018-2019 webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.”

The 2018-2019 webinar series is being offered free of charge, but all attendees must register:

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Call for Undergraduate Papers at the IUJSL

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An exciting new opportunity for undergraduates to be published in a peer-reviewed journal is available! The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change (IUJSL), which is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences, has issued a call for papers by undergraduate students.

The journal considers 3 types of articles:

  1. Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served

  2. A case study of a service learning project

  3. A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

Submissions should be sent in Word format. Do not add headers or page numbers. Submissions can be sent by email to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D. (ned.laff@gmail).

This is a great opportunity for undergraduates, so be sure to share with service-learning students!

PHENND Newsletter Updates

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The new PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development) newsletter is out and features some interesting opportunities.

The 30th Anniversary PHENND conference will take place on April 1-3 and is on the subject of “Trauma + the Arts: Mobilizing Anchor Institutions.” For more information and tickets, click here.

New resources highlighted in the newsletter include a new article about gauging college’s success in enrolling low-income students, an article on high school civic engagement, and a new podcast episode about publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and community members share their life and work. There is also a webinar on the topic of civic dialogue, which you can register for here.

Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

Join the Nashman Center on Wednesday, January 30th, 9:00-10:45am, as we welcome Dr. John Saltmarsh to campus for a talk and facilitated discussion,

“How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education.”


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Start the New Semester With a Discussion on Public Health 1/28/2019

DC Community Health Connect is a series of networking and educational events for community-based health care providers and community members. The purpose of these events is to create a forum to exchange ideas and resources, as well as to learn from experts from academia, government, and community-based organizations.

Food will be provided, and tickets are free but limited.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM

Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V

2021 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009 

Eventbrite Link:

For any questions, please contact:

Kristina Williams at 

Click Here to RSVP!