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Collaborative Curiosity

Learn about community-engaged research with students, faculty and community members from VCU, Richmond and around the globe through this connected learning course.

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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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    2015 Community Engagement Institute
    May 22, 2015

    For five days this month at Virginia Commonwealth University’s 2015 Community Engagement Institute, researchers and community partners came together to immerse themselves in strategies and ideas for working together to address the needs of the Richmond community and beyond.

    School of Pharmacy Recognized for Community Service
    May 21, 2015

    The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy to receive the 2014-15 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for the school’s commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research.

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Community Engagement Events



Collaborative Curiosity: Ethical Considerations in CEnR
May. 27, 2015

Join CMST 691 for a live interview with Michelle Stickler, executive director, VCU Office of Research Subjects Protections, and Jesse Senechal, associate director, VCU Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.



Service Opportunity with VCU ASPiRE
May. 27, 2015

VCU faculty and staff are invited to volunteer with VCU ASPiRE students at the Fairfield Boys and Girls Club.



Service Opportunity with VCU ASPiRE
Jun. 3, 2015

VCU faculty and staff are invited to volunteer with VCU ASPiRE students at the Peter Paul Development Center.

Six University-Community Programs Awarded 2015-16 Community Engagement Grants

VCU’s Council for Community Engagement celebrated the university’s commitment to community engagement during a May 5 ceremony on campus.

During the event, one-year grants of up to $20,000 were awarded to six university-community programs. The grants, funded jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Vice President for Health Sciences, support interdisciplinary projects designed to enhance and increase university engagement with the Greater Richmond community and to contribute to the research and teaching of VCU units.

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Profiles in Learning: VCU's Community Engagement

Vice Provost for Communiy 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.

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