About the ACES Program
Developing an ACES Course
ACES Course Grants are designed to provide faculty with the opportunity to develop, broaden, or deepen their research and teaching of community-engaged scholarship, and support community engagement. If you are a faculty member and are interested in developing or continuing an ACES course, please visit our Faculty Grants page.
Undergraduate and Graduate 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 offer students and faculty the opportunity to work with community organizations to develop cutting edge research projects associated with some of the nation's most pressing social issues. To see examples of projects that students have developed in ACES courses with community partners, please visit our Student Community Projects page.
In 2019, the ACES Program launched a learning community for graduate scholar-activists. This learning community includes a series of workshops discussing community engagement and scholar-activism.
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.
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