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Discuss readings and videos related to community engagement.

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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.

Community Engagement News

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    Fall Community Engagement E-Newsletter
    Oct 6, 2015

    Read the latest news surrounding VCU community engagement, including an "Urban Biking Benefits" course; a kick-off session to focus community engagement resources; and an update from VCU ASPiRE.

    Students Study and Serve While Riding Bicycles Around the City
    Sep 28, 2015

    Urban Biking Benefits is a designated service-learning course that requires each student to perform 20 hours of service. Ten of those hours have been devoted to manning a bike valet station along the UCI route on Monument Avenue.

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Community Engagement Events



Community Engagement Cafe
Oct. 8, 2015

Join the DCE to discuss pre-selected readings and/or videos that impact community-engaged teaching, learning, outreach and research.



Service-Learning Associate Director Candidate Presentation
Oct. 8, 2015

The Division of Community Engagement invites the university community to hear presentations from each of the four finalists being considered for the position of associate director for Service-Learning at VCU.



The Impact of Social Media on Domestic Violence
Oct. 8, 2015

The YWCA of Richmond, in partnership with VCU's Institute Women's Health, hosts the October 8 session of the "Empowerment through Education" series.

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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