2017-18 Engaged Opportunity Grant Recipients
Cornell faculty and staff are always thinking of ways to create, enhance or participate in community-engaged initiatives, but they might not have the funds to get their ideas off the ground. Engaged Opportunity Grants are designed to help by supporting big and small projects from across the university.
- Bridging the Policy-Academia Divide
Connecting science faculty and their students with federal policymakers.
- Cornell Model United Nations Financial Aid Program
Making Cornell’s Model UN Conference available to low-income high school students.
- Critical Reflection in STEM Service-Learning Internships
Fostering deep learning through international service-learning internships at the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences, Honduras.
- Digital Skills Training for Roosevelt Island Seniors
Creating a customized digital skills training program for residents of the Roosevelt Island senior center.
- Equity Preservation: Sharing and Deepening Connections
Funding student and faculty travel to present at the American Planning Association and extend research on landbanking and community land trusts.
- Evaluating the Parents Apart Program at the Tompkins County Jail
Gauging the success of a parenting education programExamining how communities and local agencies can better assist vulnerable populations in the event of a disaster or emergency.
- Experiential Learning with Co-ops
Partnering students and cooperative businesses for hands-on projects.
- Families at Risk from the Opioid Epidemic
Evaluating a program that supports families struggling with drug addiction, exploring the connection between opioid abuse and child maltreatment.
- FOR Nepal: Building a Community Center Together
Planning and building a community center in earthquake-ravaged Mhanégang, Nepal.
- Hitting the Wall
Building vocational skills and self-confidence in disabled youth through an indoor rock climbing program.
- Indigenous Community Planning and Landscape Design
Engaging indigenous communities about development on their native land.
- Local Government Fiscal Stress in New York State
Engaging students in exploring the realities local governments face.
- Mapping New York’s Historic and Cultural Landscape
Creating interactive maps that link the state’s intercultural heritage and opportunity landscape.
- Preserving the Ch’ol Language
Creating language resources to empower the Ch’ol speaking community.
- Research and Policy in the New York State Legislature
Creating opportunities for legislators to learn about social science research.
- Responding to Animals in Disasters Workshop
Providing disaster training to veterinary students and staff from regional animal shelters.
- The Role of Home Care Workers
Understanding the perspectives of home care workers who care for adults with heart failure.
- Selling the Past in Modern-Day Greece
Funding travel for a conference presentation on increasing interest in Greece’s cultural past.
- Shifting Perceptions of Disability
Creating an advocacy development opportunity for people with disabilities to take on leadership roles within program services and in the community.
- Student Engagement at the COP23 Climate Conference
Including students in the Cornell delegation for the 23rd United Nations climate conference.
- Tompkins County Science Hub
Exploring science literacy needs in the Tompkins County community.
- Ujamaa Community Abroad Experience in Cuba
Supporting a cultural immersion trip for students in the Ujamaa Residential College.