community engaged scholarship

Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

The Civil Rights Movement was undoubtedly one of the most important movements of the 20th century. It was, however, more than a reclamation of ethnic identity and social power for minority groups, but also the catalyst of environmental rights awareness. Thus was born a movement to fight environmental racism that today has developed into a concept widely known as environmental justice.

Putting Youth On the Map Supports Sacramento Kids First Coalition with Data Training

Putting Youth On the Map has been working with East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) and other members of the Sacramento Kids First Coalition (SKFC) to support their youth teams' use of data and maps to build youth opportunity in Sacramento. This news story comes from coverage of a youth training facilitated by the CRC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Brandon Louie, at Sol Collective in Sacramento.

Imagining America: Consortium Works to Connect Higher Education with Civic Purpose

The goals of Imagining America are lofty, to put it mildly.  “Imagining America is an organization whose mission is to really help students, scholars and community groups to work together on the most pressing issues of our time,” explained Erica Kohl-Arenas, associate professor of American studies at UC Davis and faculty director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.  The civic-engagement consortium of more than 100 academic institutions and cultural organizations moved its national headquarters to UCD this past summer, and Kohl-Arenas moved to be with it.  As to why Im

2017 Research and Travel Award Recipients

The research and travel awards program is an annual funding opportunity for UC Davis students in social science-oriented departments and graduate groups within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Students will use this funding for summer travel and/or research, as well as a master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation improvement grant.

Center for Regional Change Annual Report

It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since the launch of the Center for Regional Change. This decade has certainly been a time of tremendous change within the CRC, the campus, and the world as a whole. There is much to celebrate, and there are many social, political, economic, and environmental challenges that make our work all the more crucial.

Art of Regional Change

The The Art of Regional Change brings together scholars, students, artists, and community groups to collaborate on media arts projects that strengthen communities, generate engaged scholarship and inform regional decision-making. Recent projects include Restore/Restory, Passion for the Land and Youth Voices for Change and Up from the Understory.

Art of Regional Change website.

Up from the Understory: The Art of Regional Change
Creating Community by Sharing Stories of Renewal