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Service Opportunities

Community service events and opportunities.


CMST 691

Learn about community-engaged research with students, faculty and community members May 23 to July 18, 2016.

CMST 691

Community Engagement Conferences

Browse a list of upcoming scholarly conferences related to community engagement.


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. 

Community Engagement News

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    Medicine on a Mission
    Jul 17, 2016

    This June, a team from VCU traveled to remote villages in Honduras to offer residents much-needed health care and supplies.

    Learning Community Develops Guide on Disseminating Research
    Jul 6, 2016

    Grounded in a community-engaged approach to research, the Faculty Learning Community explored various platforms useful in disseminating research findings using web-based platforms.

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Community Engagement Events



Community Tour of the New Cabell Library
Jul. 27, 2016

Join VCU Libraries on a 45 minute tour of the new Cabell Library.



Project Clean and Green Move
Aug. 6, 2016

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



Community Tour of the New Cabell Library
Aug. 11, 2016

Join VCU Libraries on a 45 minute tour of the new Cabell Library.

Six University-Community Programs Awarded 2016-17 Community Engagement Grants

VCU's Council for Community Engagement awarded six university-community programs one-year grants of up to $20,000 during a celebration of the university’s commitment to community engagement on May 4 at the Depot.

The grants, funded jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Office of 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. In addition, four university-community partnerships were recognized for their impact.

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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.