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Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC)

  • Focuses on community partnerships, community engagement, particularly at land-grant and public universities
  • Associated with the national Macgrath awards for faculty community engagement Hosts the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW);
  • Coordinates a national conference every fall

International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

  • Focuses on research about K-12 service learning, higher education service learning, faculty roles & rewards about community engagement
  • Publishes International Journal on Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, an on-line, peer reviewed journal
  • Gives national community engagement awards for graduate students and faculty
  • Supports a Graduate Student Network that pairs students with mentors
  • Coordinates a national conference every fall
  • Has a Facebook group for women in SLCE

Imagining America (IA): Artists & Scholars in Public Life

  • Focuses on public engagement in the arts, humanities, and design fields
  • Publishes Public, an online, peer-reviewed journal
  • Supports PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Student) Fellows network
  • Coordinates a national conference every fall

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

  • Focuses on healthy people and communities, with health broadly defined
  • Supports community-based, participatory research approaches and strong community partnerships, including those with a social justice mission
  • Has multiple listservs, including some with grant, fellowship, and job opportunities
  • Coordinates an annual conference
  • Supports CES4Health.Info, a peer review mechanism for non-traditional scholarly products

Association for Community Organization & Social Administration (ACOSA)

  • For community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students, and educators
  • Focuses on social work, particularly the macro (non-clinical) focus
  • Supports the Journal of Community Practice
  • Gives awards to graduate students and faculty

Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)

  • For faculty and engagement/outreach professionals who need to learn about how to write up the “broader impact” section of National Science Foundation grants
  • Showcases dissemination results of community engaged research to public audiences
  • Focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields
  • Hosts an annual conference in the spring

Campus Compact ( Many states have their own chapter, too!)

  • For faculty and staff interested in service-learning, civic engagement
  • Archives toolboxes, syllabi, knowledge hubs, & other publications on website
  • Hosts conferences, grants, and awards