About the ACES Program
ACES courses work with community organizations building student and faculty research into...environmental justice, prison abolition, Indigenous movements... and social justice.Gibor Basri, first Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion
Undergraduate Student Opportunities
ACES courses transform how faculty’s community-engaged scholarship is valued, to enhance learning for students through a combination of teaching and practice, and to create new knowledge that has an impact both in the community and the academy. To see a list of ACES courses being offered this semester, please visit our ACES Courses page.
ACES courses allow students and faculty to work with community organizations to develop cutting-edge research projects associated with some of the nation's most pressing social issues. Please visit our ACES Student Community Projects page for examples of projects students have developed in ACES courses with community partners.
Graduate Student Opportunities
In 2019, the ACES Program launched a learning community for graduate scholar-activists, a learning community that comprises workshops that discuss community engagement and scholar-activism and the opportunity for graduate students to build community together while exploring the importance of and connection between their academic studies, teaching, and research and their community relationships and social justice efforts. Learn More.
Community Partnership Opportunities
Since January 2010, the ACES Program has collaborated with over 60 community partners to offer students opportunities to learn about histories of oppression, racism and social justice in the U.S., by engaging with community organizations and experts on these very issues as part of their AC class and the university's public mission.Read More
Artist In Residence (AIR)
The ACES program appoints an Artist-in-Residence for ACES to work with Berkeley faculty, fellows, community partners, and students, in the integration of new media supporting the courses and collaborative relationships that constitute the engaged scholarship program of the AC Center. Learn more.