Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement
The Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement grant provided our partner institutions with the opportunity to deepen their community engagement efforts by intentionally developing a campus-wide ethos for community engagement. By intentionally designing and implementing holistic community engagement strategies intended to shift the culture, selected institutions were enabled to create authentic reciprocal community-campus partnerships, and leverage their role as a place-based institutions to accelerate systematic change.
The overall goals of the program included:
- Support institutions in the implementation of community engagement strategies intended to shift campus-wide culture.
- Increase the number of authentic (Mitchell, 2008) reciprocal community-campus partnerships designed to further support a culture of community engagement within the institution.
- Support the dissemination of examples of high-quality campus-wide community engagement practices as a means of broadening the field.
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In 2023, the ACCE grant was split into two new grants: Developing an Infrastructure for Critical Community Engagement (DICCE), and Implementing an Engaged-Scholars Learning Community. Visit our funding page to learn more about each grant.
If your campus is interested in going through the ACCE community engagement strategic planning process facilitated by CEA staff, check out our Customized Assistance opportunities to learn more about the ACCE Experience.
Funded ACCE Campuses
Narratives from our Neighbors Initiative, was led by Mark Latta, Director of the Writing Center, Instructor of English, and Public Literacy Coordinator and Ellen Whitt, Vice President of Leadership Integration.
The Gender Center, was led by Laura Merrifield Wilson, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mary Moore, Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment, and Education.
The funding from Community Engaged Alliance provided Saint Mary’s College with the opportunity to create a will produce a Community Engagement Map.
Actualizing the Culture of Community Engagement, was led by Rebekah Go, Director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement.