The UNCW Office of Community Engagement is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Fall Community Engagement Grants:

Faculty Member Community Partner  Community Project Amount
Lisa Buchanan College Park Elementary School College Park Book Clubs: A School-University Partnership in Fourth Grade $3,000.00
Kristen DeVall Our Children's Place at Coastal Horizons Center Public Sociology/Criminology in Action: Working to Meet the Needs of Incarcerated Parents & Children in North Carolina  $3,000.00
Wayland Tseh Delta Behavior Health, TOPS Athletics Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Group Exercise Program: 12-Week Randomized Controlled Crossover Study $5,000.00
Jennifer Vanderminden Carousel Center Violence in the lives of children in Southeastern NC: How many? How often? How do we help? Connecting the work of the Carousel Center to the communities they serve $3,000.00
Julia Waity Cape Fear Food Council Creating a Local Food Certification Program in the Greater Wilmington, North Carolina Region $3,000.00

The Community Engagement Grants are entering their third year of providing financial support for collaborative partnerships among community partner, student, and faculty teams. Projects advance the development of community partner capacity, engage students in service learning and/or research, and facilitate the evolution of faculty scholarly identity as it relates to community-identified needs. The ultimate goal of these grants is to expand and deepen mutually beneficial relationships among faculty, students, and community partners in ways that make a sustained positive difference in our communities. New this year, grants will support both semester AND year-long scholarly projects. 

Thanks to the members of the Community Engagement Advisory Board Engaged Scholarship Subcommittee for reviewing the grant proposals!