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e-Newsletter 8/10/2018

Social Embeddedness Opportunities

This digital newsletter is designed to strengthen ASU's culture of Social Embeddedness by connecting community engaged faculty and staff with insights into the local and national dialogue on community engagement in higher education, as well as other resources and professional development opportunities.

ASU On-campus Events

  • Event: Promoting Just and Effective Solutions to End Gender-based Violence. Hosted by ASU School of Social Work in partnership with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence. September 12, 2018 at ASU West campus. More information here. RSVP here

Conferences and Journals

  • 19th Annual Engaged Scholarship Consortium: Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship. Hosted by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities on September 30-October 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. More info here
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities 24th Annual Conference: Partnering for Equity. Major themes include: The Anchor Mission, Population Health, Education Equity and Student Success, Segregation and Gentrification, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovative Approaches to Economic Development, Collective Impact Strategies, Sustaining the Work. October 22-24, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Register here

  • Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning Call for Papers for their special issue on community-based and service learning, slated to appear in Summer 2019. More info hereSubmissions should be received by September 15, 2018. 

  • Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education Call for Manuscripts for their special edition dedicated to Critical Service-Learning. This special issue intends to highlight research that explores critical service-learning experiences or the relationship between service-learning and social justice. Case studies that emphasize critical service-learning experiences, detail efforts to employ a critical service-learning framework, or offer constructive critique that may move a community engagement project towards a more critical or social justice-focused practice would also be welcomed. Scholarly pieces reflecting on critical community-engaged practices, challenging higher education and/or the service-learning/community engagement field, and outlining progressive models for community engaged work will also be considered.More info hereSubmission deadline is November 30, 2018.

  • 20th Western Region Campus Compact Continuums of Service (COS) Conference on March 6-8, 2019 in San Diego, CA.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Beyond Borders: Embracing Multiple Ways of Knowing and Being”. Call for Proposals is available on their website. Deadline to submit a proposal is September 14, 2018. 

  • AZ Summit on Volunteerism & Civic Engagement Request for Proposals. Hosted by the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the summit will be held on Dec 6 & 7, 2018 at the ASU West campus. More information here. Workshop proposal deadline is September 1, 2018. Submit here. Exhibit Hall proposal deadline is November 1, 2018. Submit here

Student and Alumni Opportunities

  • Student Job Opening: Marketing & Social Media Aide, Project Cities Program: To review and apply to this position, please visit Student Jobs and search for job requisition number 44178BR. Application Deadline is August 12, 2018. 

  • Changemaker Central Introduces Two New Publications. Subscribe here
    • *NEW* Civic Spark - information and resources for students passionate about civic engagement
    • *NEW* Sustainability Roundup - information and resources to advance a culture of sustainability at ASU. 
    • Serve - a monthly listing of volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community.
    • Innovate - information and resources for students who want to advance innovative solutions to pressing local or global issues. 

Grants and Awards

  • Alliance for the American Dream grant: The ASU Office of University Initiatives is seeking team leads to develop ventures or policy approaches that will increase by 10% the net income of 10,000 local middle class households, either by raising wages or decreasing costs, or a combination of both. Team Leads will submit a one-page proposal that outlines 1) the target audience/demographic, 2) the challenge(s) they face, 3) the proposed solution(s), and 4) a brief budget narrative for how the team could use up to $50k from now until June 2019 to strengthen their idea. Teams must include at least one non-ASU (community) partner. Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 29th through OKED’s InfoReady system. Contact Andrew Nelson (nelson.andrew@asu.edu) with any questions or to learn more about this opportunity.

  • AZ Partnership for Healthy Communities, in partnership with LISC Phoenix and Vitalyst Health Foundation, is soliciting information about projects in designated Arizona Opportunity Zones that could be supported by an Opportunity Fund. More information about Opportunity Zones can be found at LISC, AZ Commerce Authority, Brookings Institute, and CityLab. If you are interested in being included in their list of projects, please fill out this form for each potential project. Questions should be directed to TBenelli@lisc.org or chager@vitalysthealth.org.


  • Job Opening: Program Manager, Graduate College: provides outcome-driven programming and implementation of direct activities that aid graduate students in preparation for multiple career pathways, including knowledge mobilization. More info here. Application deadline is August 20, 2018. 

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