This workshop provides ideas and resources to work alongside community organizations in mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships to deepen community-engaged civic learning. Following a presentation of the “Arc of Citizenship” partnership between James Madison University’s Community Service Learning, Center for Civic Engagement, Northeast Neighborhood Association and Montpelier’s Enslaved Descendants’ Community, participants will identify how faculty, staff, students and community partners can work together to address area-specific needs, and connect service with political learning to address racial and socioeconomic injustices and inequities while developing an appreciation for the contributions of traditionally marginalized peoples to society and democracy. The workshop will offer strategies for building relationships with community organizations and developing initiatives that provide individuals opportunities to develop and practice civic skills.
Learn how mutually beneficial and reciprocal campus-community partnerships can support civic agency.
Generate and develop ideas for partnering with local organizations to address contemporary social justice issues in their communities by using place-based experiential learning.
Receive a toolkit of resources to support students, faculty, staff and community partners.