Community Engaged Scholarship

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program (ACES)

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 Program Grants

About the ACES Program

Launched in January 2010 as a partnership between the American Cultures Center and the Public Service Center, the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program aims to 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. 

ACES 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.

Integrative Biology

Integrative Biology 35AC & 190 - Human Biological Variation
Instructor: Leslea Hlusko & Tesla Monson 
Semesters Offered: Spring 2015 - Present

'FIRE,' Anthropology C12AC/ESPM C22AC

FIRE: Past, Present and Future Interactions with the People and Ecosystems of California