November Community Engagement Resources

October 27, 2017

The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong
Author Mauricio Miller merges heart and soul with system thinking to yield a prescription that can change the narrative around poverty.


Barefoot Guide 5: Mission Inclusion contains stories from 34 practitioners in 16 different countries on how they are tackling the deep challenges of exclusion and coming up with creative, workable solutions.


Educating for an Ecological Civilization edited by Marcus Ford and Stephen Row

These essays describe features of an emerging, relational vision of civilization and some of the educational practices it suggests.





A Field Guide to Ripple Effects Mapping by editors Scott Chazdon, Mary Emery, Debra Hansen, Lorie Higgins, and Rebecca Sero is freely accessible for download. Ripple Effects Mapping is a participant-engaged process that can capture the impact of complex programs and collaborative processes.


No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality by Jordan Flaherty celebrates grassroots challenges to the savior mentality and highlights movements focused on real, systemic change from the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter.


Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement by Tessa Hicks Peterson explores ideas of personal transformation, social change, intercultural understanding, and critical community engagement in higher education.


To Change the System, First Change the People by Jen Ford Reedy shares philanthropic strategy techniques developed by the Bush Foundation in Minnesota

Civics Needs a Makeover NOW–How? Keep It Student-Centered, Stupid! by Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg proposes a new framework for civic education in light of decreasing civic engagement rates

Community Colleges Should Not Be on the Sidelines by Judy Marks and Chelsea Hartshorn explores the strengths and benefits of community colleges in preparing students for the workforce.

The Equity-Minded Civic Learning All Americans Need by Carol Geary Schneider argues that the most constructive response to Charlottesville would be for educators to make civic learning central.

Making Research Matter: A Public Challenge to Scholars by Linda Stamato discusses ways for academics to reach across political and ideological divides to bring their expertise to bear on the issues of the day and to put policy arguments forward effectively.

In Syracuse, University Pulls Back while Community Pursues Own Path by Steve Dubb reviews how Syracuse University is pulling back after a decade-long program of revitalizing and community-building in a Syracuse community.

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change, vol 7, issue 1 provides undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.

The Mis-Engagement of Higher Education: A Case for Liberation Engagement at Historically Black Colleges and Universities by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions highlights the role Historically Black College and University (HBCU) presidents play in the preservation and promotion of the distinctive civic engagement of their institutions.

Peer Review: Current Issue details the action plans from 13 institutions for enhancing student success and academic achievement, especially among underserved populations of low-income, first-generation and minority students, as well as adult learners.

Shifting the Culture Around Public Health Advocacy: Training Future Public Health Professionals to Be Effective Agents of Change by Sarah Blenner, Cathy Lang, and Michael Prelip addresses the critical need to build the capacity of our current and future public health workforce and the communities we serve to engage in public health advocacy.


The Best Ideas for Teaching, 2017 by the Chronicle of Higher Education is a yearly publication of innovative teaching strategies.

Bringing Theory to Practice Conference Resources provides links to notes and other resources from this year’s Bringing Theory to Practice conference in Chicago.

Campus Vote Project: Graphics for Election Day features countdown to election day graphics to remind students and community members that elections are approaching.

Civic Deserts: America’s Civic Health Challenges by the National Conference on Citizenship provides the 2017 Civic Health update on our progress and challenges across leading indicators of civic health.

Election Protection Hotline is a resources for students and community members to utilize if they face any problems before election day.

Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: Measuring Place-Based Engagement by Emily Sladek examines how tracking the impact of colleges and universities on the financial and social well-being of their surrounding neighborhoods is helping to build stronger community partnerships and create more inclusive local economies.

Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk about Immigrants and Immigration offers research-based strategies for immigrant- and refugee-serving professionals to own the conversation on immigration.

United Planet Journal: Radio #7 features an interview with Dr. Danielle Leek on technology in education, the importance of asking the right questions and why knowledge is the most important tool an individual can have.