This $132,000 grant focused on understanding the effects of community-engaged teaching on minoritized students and ensuring community-engaged teaching moves beyond “service-learning” frameworks that reify racist practices and have negative impact on students and communities of color. As part of this initiative consortium members held focus groups with students of color and community partners to articulate anti-racist practices for community-engaged teaching and to challenge power dynamics replicated by white faculty who view students and communities of color through deficit ideologies rather than building on their cultural wealth. The consortium developed Principles for Anti-Racist Community Engagement based on the feedback from these focus groups and best community-engaged practices informed by anti-racist pedagogies, critical service-learning, and critically engaged civic learning. The consortium held virtual workshops for faculty members across Massachusetts and another virtual symposium.

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Santana, C., Garcia-Guevara, A., Krupczynski, J., Lynch, C., Reiff, J., Risam, R., Vincent, C., Ward, E. (Eds.). (2023). Anti-racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus.


Lynch, C., Reiff, J., Santana, C., Vincent, C., & Ward, E. (2022) Building on the Cultural Wealth of Minoritized Students: Anti-racist Pedagogy in Community-engaged Teaching. Virtual session presented at 108th AAC&U Annual Meeting.