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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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Working together, changing lives.

The VCU Division of Community Engagement mobilizes university-community partnerships that generate innovative solutions to societal challenges and prepares the engaged citizens of tomorrow. 

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Community Engagement Events



Project Clean and Green Move
Aug. 5, 2017

Join with other volunteers for a neighborhood clean-up during summer move-out.



Faculty Convocation
Aug. 23, 2017

VCU will recognize distinguished faculty during the Opening Faculty Address and Convocation.



Coffee, Cake and Community Engagement
Sep. 6, 2017

Learn how to advance your teaching, research and scholarship through academic-community partnerships.

Seven University-Community Programs Awarded 2017-18 Community Engagement Grants

VCU's Council for Community Engagement awarded seven university-community programs one-year grants of up to $20,000 during a celebration of the university’s commitment to community engagement on May 3 at Cabell Library. In addition, four ongoing projects were recognized with Currents of Change Awards, which recognize outstanding university-community partnerships in research, outreach, teaching and student-initiated projects.

Over the course of a decade, the CCE has awarded more than $1 million in grants to more than 70 projects with a direct impact on the community. Grants have provided a real-world context for research, teaching and service.

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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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Community Engagement Faculty Stars

As part of the DCE’s 10th anniversary, the division is profiling VCU faculty members who are committed to community engagement.

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Profiles in Learning: VCU's Community Engagement

Vice Provost for Community Engagement Catherine Howard, Ph.D, is featured in the Provost Office's “Profiles in Learning” video series. She discusses the mission of VCU’s Division of Community Engagement and how it contributes to the success of VCU’s strategic plan, Quest for Distinction.