December Community Engagement Resources

The Republic is (Still) at Risk — and Civics is Part of the Solution by CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and former CIRCLE Director Peter Levine
Outlines some civic challenges and opportunities in the U.S., particularly as they relate to young people, and lays out recommendations for civic education practice into the 21st century.

A Storied Community: Piloting a Patient/Student Narrative Workshop at a Community Health Center by EmmaLee Pallai
Describes some of the successes and challenges of creating a community for those who told and listened to stories of
illness at the Community – University Health Care Center (CUHCC).

How Universities Foster Economic Growth—and Democracy by Richard Florida
Discusses the role that universities play in urban economic development.

The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon by Alvin Chang
Explores how the American college environment may contribute to structural inequalities.

Using Action Inquiry in Engaged Research: An Organizing Guide by Edward P. St. John, Kim Callahan Lijana, Glenda D. Musoba
Offers higher education and school professionals practical guidance and methods for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM) in engaged research initiatives and community partnerships.


Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Civic Engagement
The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections, and collaborations between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more.

The Promise of Community Citizen Science by Ramya Chari, Luke J. Matthews, Marjory S. Blumenthal, Amanda F. Edelman, and Therese Jones
The authors examine the transformative potential of community citizen science for communities, science, and decisionmaking.

Healing Justice: A report by Susan Raffo
Represents a conversation with 23 healers representing multiple communities, generations and approaches to healing. Discusses how to support collective healing, roles of infrastructure and culture, and concrete steps for change.

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement
A call for individuals and organizations to open public events and gatherings with acknowledgment of the traditional Native inhabitants of the land. is an international meeting place for people with a scientific or professional interest in the study or application of a sense of community.

Sense of Community Index
The measure most frequently used in the social sciences to gauge a sense of community. It has been used in various cultures and contexts around the world.

Anchor Institutions Task Force Conference Materials
Presentation materials from AITF’s annual conference in October 2017.

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