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August Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-07-26
  • August Community Engagement Resources

    August Community Engagement Resources – Articles, books, journals, and other resources and materials

    July Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-06-29
  • July Community Engagement Resources

    Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement by Timothy J Shaffer, Nicholas V. Longo, Idit Manosevitch, and Maxine S. Thomas

    June Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-05-29
  • June Update – New Community Enga...

    Articles, Books, and Journals “Colleges Should Put Their Money Where Their Ideals Are” by Sandra Goldmark

    May Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-04-28
  • May Update – New Community Engagemen...

    The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education edited by Lina D. Dostilio

    April Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-03-31
  • April Update – New Community Engagem...

    Compact Nation Podcast Episode 7 featuring Tania D. Mitchell, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities faculty

    March Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-02-28
  • March Update – New Community Engagem...

    “The Fix We’re In: What Americans Have to Say About Opportunity, Inequality and the System They Feel Is Failing Them” – from Public Agenda, suggests w…

    February Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-01-27
  • February Update – New Community Enga...

    “Putting Community First in Social Innovation Education” by Alan Harlam, Lizzie Pollock, and Gaby Gonzalez, Stanford Social Innovation Review

    New December Community Engagement Resources

  • 2016-11-08
  • New December Community Engagement Reso...

    Five Things Student Affairs Professionals Can Do To Institutionalize Civic Engagement by Laura E. Sponsler and Matthew Hartley

    November Update: New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2016-10-18
  • November Update: New Community Engagem...

    Facilitating Political Dialogues Workshop by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

    Partnerships Increase MCTC Students’ Access to Housing

  • 2017-04-14
  • Partnerships Increase MCTC Students...

    Yasir Hassan serves at Minneapolis Community and Technical College addressing three needs of non-academic support for students at MCTC: healthcare, fo…

    Building Meaningful Classroom Connections

  • 2017-01-09
  • Building Meaningful Classroom Connecti...

    “Not only did partnering with Brightside give us an opportunity to have real time discussions about what challenges organizations face, it allowed us…

    Three Years of Dedicated Work

  • 2016-11-28
  • Three Years of Dedicated Work

    As a VISTA with the Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) team for the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD), I get to do all sorts of things but my favorite…

    Increased Access to Local Produce in Southwest Minnesota

  • 2016-10-24
  • Increased Access to Local Produce in S...

    While the farmers market season may be coming to a close, for one VISTA project it is only the beginning of something new; increased access to produce…

    And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-09-06
  • And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA A...

    Michaela Read was the 2015-16 VISTA for CARE Clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota.Read’s responsibility as the VISTA at CARE was to build capacity through fu…

    Innovation in Oral Health Generated by CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-08-01
  • Innovation in Oral Health Generated by...

    Maren Iverson served as the 2015-2016 VISTA at Community Dental Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. Within the last few months of service, Iverson helped lau…

    5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

  • 2016-06-09
  • 5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

    Ashley Strusz is the VISTA leader for the 2016-17 College Health Corps. She has a B.S. in Public Health from St. Catherine University and served as an…

    AmeriCorps VISTA and Host Site Collaboration: Stronger Together

  • 2016-05-23
  • AmeriCorps VISTA and Host Site Collabo...

    Paola Schnabel is a 2015-2016 CHC VISTA member serving with Winona State University Health and Wellness Services, Live Well Winona, and Project Focus…

    AmeriCorps VISTA and Organizational Development: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Marshall

  • 2016-05-23
  • AmeriCorps VISTA and Organizational De...

    Kelsey Stern serves with Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and the Marshall Area YMCA in Marshall, Minnesota. This is her second year in the…

    VISTA Streamlines Volunteers through Virtual Clinic Orientation

  • 2016-05-17
  • VISTA Streamlines Volunteers through V...

    Samira Quasem served as a 2015-16 CHC VISTA member with the Metropolitan State University dental clinic. One of her main projects during her service y…

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    Partnerships Increase MCTC Students’ Access to Housing

  • 2017-04-14
  • Partnerships Increase MCTC Students...

    Yasir Hassan serves at Minneapolis Community and Technical College addressing three needs of non-academic support for students at MCTC: healthcare, fo…

    Building Meaningful Classroom Connections

  • 2017-01-09
  • Building Meaningful Classroom Connecti...

    “Not only did partnering with Brightside give us an opportunity to have real time discussions about what challenges organizations face, it allowed us…

    Three Years of Dedicated Work

  • 2016-11-28
  • Three Years of Dedicated Work

    As a VISTA with the Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) team for the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD), I get to do all sorts of things but my favorite…

    Increased Access to Local Produce in Southwest Minnesota

  • 2016-10-24
  • Increased Access to Local Produce in S...

    While the farmers market season may be coming to a close, for one VISTA project it is only the beginning of something new; increased access to produce…

    And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-09-06
  • And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA A...

    Michaela Read was the 2015-16 VISTA for CARE Clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota.Read’s responsibility as the VISTA at CARE was to build capacity through fu…

    Innovation in Oral Health Generated by CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-08-01
  • Innovation in Oral Health Generated by...

    Maren Iverson served as the 2015-2016 VISTA at Community Dental Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. Within the last few months of service, Iverson helped lau…

    5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

  • 2016-06-09
  • 5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

    Ashley Strusz is the VISTA leader for the 2016-17 College Health Corps. She has a B.S. in Public Health from St. Catherine University and served as an…

    AmeriCorps VISTA and Host Site Collaboration: Stronger Together

  • 2016-05-23
  • AmeriCorps VISTA and Host Site Collabo...

    Paola Schnabel is a 2015-2016 CHC VISTA member serving with Winona State University Health and Wellness Services, Live Well Winona, and Project Focus…

    AmeriCorps VISTA and Organizational Development: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Marshall

  • 2016-05-23
  • AmeriCorps VISTA and Organizational De...

    Kelsey Stern serves with Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and the Marshall Area YMCA in Marshall, Minnesota. This is her second year in the…

    VISTA Streamlines Volunteers through Virtual Clinic Orientation

  • 2016-05-17
  • VISTA Streamlines Volunteers through V...

    Samira Quasem served as a 2015-16 CHC VISTA member with the Metropolitan State University dental clinic. One of her main projects during her service y…

    AmeriCorps VISTA: Community Voices for Community Change

  • 2016-04-22
  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Community Voices for...

    Yasmin Abdulaya is a member of the 2015-16 College Health Corps serving with the Cedar-Riverside Health Commons and Augsburg Campus Kitchen in Minneap…

    The Power of a New Perspective: Building Clinic Capacity Through Grant Writing

  • 2016-04-22
  • The Power of a New Perspective: Buildi...

    Michaela Read is a member of the 2015-16 cohort serving with the CARE Clinic in Red Wing. Despite having little to no experience in grant writing prio…

    Century College Resource and Support Center: VISTA Service and Student Retention

  • 2016-03-17
  • Century College Resource and Support C...

    Sarah Wiese is a member of the 2015-16 College Health Corps VISTA cohort. She is serving at Century College in White Bear Lake and her service is dedi…

    Apply Now! 12 College Health Corps VISTA Positions Available

  • 2016-02-12
  • Apply Now! 12 College Health Corps VIS...

    Serve for a Year. Make a Difference that Lasts. Take your Community Leadership to a New Level.

    Utilizing Social Media for Breast Cancer Awareness: The Success of Indigenous Pink Day

  • 2016-02-10
  • Utilizing Social Media for Breast Canc...

    Julia Jacobson is a 2015-2016 College Health Corps VISTA member serving with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) in Minneapolis. She works c…

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