We describe an extracurricular graduate fellowship program designed to train students in community-engaged scholarship with Black and Indigenous communities. The CREATE Scholars program combines coursework, research externships, and experiential learning opportunities in order to develop graduate student competencies in codevelopment, community engagement, and scholar-advocacy. We offer reflections on lessons learned from the perspective of students and faculty in the program. We conclude with recommendations for like-minded academic leaders and program directors seeking to expand opportunities for graduate students to engage in reciprocal and thoughtful community partnerships.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement|
|State||Published - 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding for the CREATE Initiative was provided by the University of Minnesota’s Grand Challenges Initiative and the Institute on the Environment. Additional support was provided by the Humphrey School for Public Affairs. We are grateful for CREATE Initiative staff—Adi Penugonda, Fayola Jacobs, Hillary Waters, Kaleigh Swift, Mira Klein, and Sadman Rahman—and the invaluable insights of our community partners Shannon Smith Jones, Jake Virden, Shruthi Kamisett, Adair Mosely, Tsega Tamene, DA Bullock, Kenzie O’Keefe, Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Glenda Simmons-Jenkins, Queen Quet, and Darlene St. Clair. Dedicated to the memory of Kevin Ehrman-Solberg.
© 2022. by the University of Georgia
- Cohort programs
- Community engagement
- Graduate education