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Our team’s actions to support antiracism
Black lives matter. We stand with those demanding and pursuing change in the face of ongoing violence against Black people. We stand with those demanding and pursuing change in the face of structural inequities that manifest in the systematic oppression of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the United States. We mourn for these individuals, for their families and friends, for our communities, and for our country.
Amidst this grief, we continue to believe in the power of collaboration and reflection to enact long-term change. Here’s what we as a team are doing in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 resources for community-engaged learning
As Cornell faculty, staff and students navigate the move to online instruction — and all that comes with it — we know that community-engaged learning presents unique challenges.
The Office of Engagement Initiatives is sharing relevant resources, as well as information for current grantees and program participants at engaged.cornell.edu/resources/covid19.
We’ll update this page as new resources and information are available.
Chemistry students offer summer session for peers
July 10, 2020 — Faced with the end of a popular summer program that helped students prepare for the rigors of organic chemistry, a group of undergraduates is running a similar program for 40 of their fellow students this summer.
Task force fills food gaps for families
July 9, 2020 — With families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic, the Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force hosted a free food pickup and delivery for more than 800 individuals, in 216 households, July 7 and 8.
Warner’s Grant Brings Students into Age-Friendly Communities Research
June 30, 2020 — The Cornell Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded a new $50,000 Impact Grant to Professor Mildred Warner, CRP, for research on age-friendly communities.
Engaged Cornell Impact Grants support scholars with an existing community-engaged research agenda who are ready to scale student and community partner participation and evaluate the long-term impact of their programs.
Read the full article on the Cornell AAP website.
New Engaged Research Grants awarded to 14 partnerships
June 15, 2020 — Fourteen teams of faculty and community partners have received Engaged Research Grants from the Office of Engagement Initiatives to increase undergraduate involvement in research that strengthens the well-being of communities.
“By combining two of our previous funding opportunities (Engaged Undergraduate Research Grants; Grants for Faculty Research on Engagement) we are able to support teams that are exploring the public purpose of their research, whether they’re just getting involved in community-engaged research or have longstanding programs that are poised for deeper evaluation,” said Amanda Barrett Wittman, associate director for community-engaged curriculum and strategy in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.