Welcome from the Vice Provost
Community Engagement is about partnerships between VCU and its communities that are working together, changing lives. These mutually-beneficial partnerships impact our teaching and learning, our scholarship, and our outreach efforts that strive to improve the human condition and support the public good at home and abroad.
The Division of Community Engagement assists VCU’s faculty, staff, and students who are involved with service-learning classes or community-based research projects; we address the continuing studies and professional development needs of adults in the region and beyond; we offer programs for the community through the resources of the Mary and Frances Youth Center and the Carver Neighborhood space; we have launched ASPiRE, VCU’s first living-learning residential hall with a focus on community engagement, and much more. The Division also administers the Council for Community Engagement, a representative body from all academic and academic-support units committed to creating a culture of community engagement at VCU.
I invite you to explore this website and seek ways to become engaged in our community. Join us in our efforts of working together, changing lives.
Catherine W. Howard, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Community Engagement