• A Network of Community Partners Representing Multiple Communities: Developing a Tool for Matching Community- Engaged Scholars with Community Partners

    The Community Partnership for Ethical Research (CPER) was a multi-faceted research project designed to test a model of community engagement using a network of community partners called Community Advocates for Research (CARs). The goals of the project included developing systems to sustain and expand the CARs network. This article presents one facet of this project—a ...

  • Making It Real Through Transformative Scholarship, Service-Learning, and a Community-Based Partnership for HIV Education in Alabama

    HIV/AIDS is increasingly common in the U.S. South, especially among young people. This article describes a sociology course on HIV/AIDS for college students at the University of Alabama that sought to increase HIV knowledge through instruction, service-learning activities, and community- based research. In the first half of the course, the students partnered with an AIDS ...

  • National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education

    On December 9, parents, students and educators in cities and towns across the country will mobilize in public action as part of the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. Read more here Image by National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

  • Civic Media: Collaborative Design Studio

    The Civic Media: Codesign Studio provides a service-learning opportunity for students wherein they are organized into multidisciplinary, diverse teams that work together with a community partner to create civic media projects based on real-world needs. The studio is also a space for shared inquiry into the theory, history, best practices, and critiques of various approaches to ...

  • Participatory Action Research Map

    Created by María Elena Torre, Director and Co-Founder of the Public Science Project, this Participatory Action Research (PAR) Map is an excellent resource for those currently engaged in a PAR process as well as those who are considering the role that this methodology might play in their work. Access the map here Author(s): María Elena Torre Publication Date: 2009

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