Engaged Learning Forum: "Nurturing Community During Times of Upheaval"


Location: Virtual

Springcommimpactgrants 1080x1860

This Engaged Learning Forum will explore theory and best practices around community-university partnerships in times of crisis. The session will focus on identifying and responding to a variety of types of crises, comparing the slow-moving, chronic crises that community-university partnerships often address and faster-moving crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a local case study, the ELF will also explore the creation, design, and impact of a series of specially-designed community-centered, collaborative conversations that were part of the Engaged Learning Forum Summer Series from May to July 2020. These events and the existing literature suggest a six step crisis identification and response model that can be used in future crises. This will be an interactive discussion that will invite participants to evaluate recent responses to COVID-19 and begin to draft organizational response plans.


Ludy McCollester, community-engaged learning coordinator, Boys and Girls Club, South Bend

Lulu Moyo, M.A., assistant director, community-engaged learning program

Dave Lassen, Ph.D., director, community-engaged learning program

How to Join

This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Please indicate if you will join us by completing the form at the link below by March 29, 2021. This event qualifies as credit for the Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship (CEPS). Graduate students register through GradConnect