Community Engaged Scholarship

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program (ACES)

Collaborating for Transformative Change: Anti Racism and Community Engagement


Monday, April 5th and Tuesday, April 6th from 11:30a - 2:00p 
Keynote speaker: Dr. Tania Mitchell - Tuesday, April 6th - 12noon -1p

Community-Engaged Student Projects


The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program offers 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.

The following are a collection of our growing ACES course offerings and previous student projects from these community-learning classes.

Learning Community for Graduate Scholar-Activists

In 2019, the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program launched a learning community for graduate scholar-activists.  This learning community includes a series of workshops discussing community engagement and scholar-activism.

ACES Courses

ACES courses represent corners of campus that highlights the intent of the AC requirement, while also deepening the meaning of that intent through a combination of multi-disciplinary research and praxis, the development of students and community partners as co-educators, mentoring opportunities, and increased and sustained accessibility of information.

Student Guide for Community Organizing

Written Itzel Calvo Medina

Author's Statement:

"I wrote this guide as a collection of anecdotes and lessons I have learned from being an undocumented, working-class woman of color who is also an organizer and a student. I want this guide to inspire people to organize in their communities and develop the tools they need in the ongoing fight for liberation and freedom.