The URBAN network continues to expand with the formation of the Hartford node, chaired by Dr. Paige M. Bray, Director of the center of Learning and Professional Education under the Institute for Translational Research http://www.hartford.edu/enhp/community/itr/learning/. The creation of the Hartford URBAN node offers the opportunity to expand connections within academic and community-based arenas for collaborative purposes. Establishing a formal link between Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) and Institute for Translational Research further vitalizes our existing interdisciplinary research efforts by: a) Bringing regional and national URBAN network insights to established relationships between community members, University researchers and philanthropic organizations, b) Expanding the capacity for mentoring and support, c) Supporting ongoing public dissemination of community engaged, participatory research which presents translational, practical outcomes, and d) Dialogues about ethical engagement and social justice issues through regionally-based forums offered by the Center of Learning and Professional Education.
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The full URBAN schedule at AERA is below and more details about the sessions are available here. Continue reading
Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) welcomes applicants who believe in the power of youth voice and leadership in the work to promote equity in their schools and communities.
The Youth Leader Institute (YLI) is a convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning.
AISR has led the design and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for all Nellie Mae Education Foundation youth organization and district grantees. Since 2013, NMEF grantees have sent teams of youth leaders and adult allies to the YLI to learn more about each other’s work and diversity, youth-led social change, and student-centered learning. In 2014, the YLI planning process integrated a Youth Planning Team made up of high school students from all over New England. The Youth Planning Team, facilitated by AISR, helps determine the design and content of each year’s YLI.
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We are inviting participants for our AERA mini-course: Ethical Issues in Collaborative Research.
All professional development courses are listed on the AERA meeting page (click here[aera.net] for a list). We’ve recently learned, however, that professional development courses and mini-courses are not searchable in the AERA program. Below is the course description and instructions for how to register.
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The UC Davis Center for Regional Change recruiting an Associate Director in order to deepen the impact and catalyze the growth of this cutting edge center dedicated to producing research to inform building healthy, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable communities and regions in California and beyond. (http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu)
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From Youth Organizers to Social Justice Activists? Experiences of Youth Organizers Transitioning to Adulthood documents the experiences of former youth organizers in Boston and identifies the ways in which they stay connected to social justice work as young adults. This report also discusses the challenges of staying connected to social justice work and recommends ways that youth organizing groups can help their alumni stay connected to social justice work as they transition into young adulthood.
This report is the product of a collaborative research partnership between the University of Massachusetts, Boston and three youth organizing groups in Boston: the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP), and The City School. The UMass Boston team included five doctoral students that participated in the Practicum in Community-Based Research course offered in the Department of Public Policy. This course is taught by Prof. Mark Warren, chair of URBAN Boston and co-chair of national URBAN.
The Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University, an interdisciplinary academic department undertaking socially minded teaching, research, and action, will hire an Assistant Professor to begin in Fall semester, 2016. Please see the full posting here.
In an open letter to the School Reform Commission (SRC) of the School District of Philadelphia, several Philadelphia-area faculty members raise concerns over the plans to privatize three elementary schools. The letter questions the process by which the SRC decided on privatization, as it excluded parents and communities who prefer neighborhood schools, and the rationale that poor student performance drives privatization.
Community Engaged Research Institute (CERI)
June 26 – 30, 2016
University of California, Santa Cruz
Please join UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), Everett Program, Center for Labor Studies, and The Blum Center for a four day intensive Community Engaged Research Institute.
We will introduce graduate students, early career scholars, and community members to the foundations, ethics, methods, tools and democratic aspects of collaborative research.
Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops, participants will develop skills and knowledge to begin engaging in equity-oriented community-based collaborative research. All sessions will be facilitated by experienced collaborative researchers (both university- and community-based).
The Institute will be highly participatory, rooted in case studies, and work with community partners. Continue reading