2012 Engagement Scholarship/W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Awards

Recipients of the 2012 Engagement Scholarship/W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award
and
Finalists for the 2012 C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award

East Carolina University

Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center

Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center

* Winner of the 2012 C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award

To meet the urgent needs of a community with significant poverty, crime, and health disparities, East Carolina University (ECU) works in partnership with the City, Pitt Community College, and community organizations to administer the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center (IGCC) programs. The goal of the IGCC is to promote education, employment, and health in the West Greenville Community. Using an asset-based community development model, ECU students have limitless opportunities to work with children, young adults, and seniors in a variety of activities to advance student learning on program planning, implementation, and evaluation. In 2011, the IGCC served over 16,000 participants.

Kerry Littlewood, Assistant Professor School of Social Work & Executive Directory, Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center

Deborah Moody, Director of Programs, Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center

Miami University (Ohio)

Over-the-Rhine Residency Program

Over-the-Rhine Residency Program

Miami University's Over-the-Rhine Residency Program engages Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati's oldest and poorest neighborhood, predominantly of color, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the site of racial unrest just eleven years ago. Now in its sixth year, students from any major integrate a full academic load with a full-time living/working immersion in the "school of social life." Based upon our long-term relationship with the Over-the-Rhine People's Movement, the Residency Program has evolved four practices—Design/Build, Agit-Props, Community Assistance, and Community Advocacy—to effect democratic, equitable development strategies for people on low incomes, workers, people of color, and families.

Thomas A. Dutton, Cincinnati Professor of Community Engagement; Director, Miami University Center for Community, Engagement in Over-the-Rhine

Bonnie Neumeier, Long-Term Resident/Activist, Community Liaison to the Center for Community Engagement

Amy Silver, Social Worker, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing; Alum of the Over-the-Rhine Residency Program, Fall 2007

Josh Spring, Director, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless

Colorado State University

University Crowdsourcing, Climate Change and Student Science: The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

University Crowdsourcing, Climate Change and Student Science: The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network (CoCoRaHS) engages over 15,000 volunteers nationwide who help measure and map precipitation. Created as a community response to the 1997 flash flood that devastated parts of Fort Collins, Colorado, CoCoRaHS today is an innovative citizen science program with over 200 participating schools and universities. These partnerships allow students, faculty and working professionals all across the country to recruit, train and engage new volunteers. CoCoRaHS real-time rainfall data improve storm warnings and weather forecasts. The project illustrates how programs can combine innovative technology, civic engagement and local leadership to address global challenges.

Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Valparaiso University

Noah Newman, CoCoRaHS School and Education Outreach Coordinator, Colorado State University

Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS National Coordinator, Colorado State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
and North Carolina State University

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) was established in 1994 by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&TSU), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS). Originally focused on field research, CEFS' work expanded into community engagement. Now, with hundreds of partners statewide, we are building a sustainable local food economy in North Carolina through the development of a statewide action plan, establishment of a legislated Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council, buy 10% local campaign, a beginning farmer incubator farm program, a youth leadership program, Food Corps, targeted market development programs, and more.

John O'Sullivan, Director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, (CEFS); Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Local & Community Food Systems, North Carolina A&T State University

Nancy Creamer, Director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, (CEFS); Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Community Based Food Systems, North Carolina State University


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