Community Engaged BIPOC Fellows Program – Application Closes September 20!

The Morgridge Center for Public Service is excited to announce that they will be piloting the new Creando Comunidad: Community Engaged BIPOC Fellows program this upcoming 2023-2024 academic year!

Creando Comunidad: Community Engaged BIPOC Fellows is a cohort-based program that convenes monthly to connect undergraduate Students of Color who are currently, or striving to, participate in community engagement. Their mission is to center and empower the strengths of BIPOC undergraduate students partaking in critical community-engaged work as well as provide opportunities for community building, collaboration, support, and personal/professional development.

As a result of participation in Creando Comunidad: Community Engaged BIPOC Fellows program, students will:

  • Receive $500 in scholarship funds
  • Co-develop strategies and communities of mentorship and support to grow and sustain their community-engaged work within their personal and professional lives
  • Apply critical lenses to community engagement and social change experiences that center the needs, experiences, and wisdom of diverse communities
  • Explore and interrogate a variety of innovative theories and frameworks related to community engagement, such as participatory action research, counter storytelling, or cultural wealth
  • Reflect on their values and commitments towards educational and personal goals that embody the Wisconsin Idea and the development of their civic identity

Students accepted to the program will be expected to:

  1. Attend a total of seven, 90-minute cohort meetings from October 2023 through May 2024
  2. Present broader work centered on community engagement that you will develop throughout the program at the Wisconsin Idea Conference and/or attend the Wisconsin Idea Conference
  3. Have at least one individual meeting with a program lead each semester

Questions? Contact or

To apply:

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This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 08/17/2023.