Community Engaged Scholarship

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program (ACES)

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship

"ACES is critical in bridging classroom and community."

"This is the most supportive teaching environment I've ever been in"

"This past year [ACES] courses...worked with community organizations building student and faculty research into the developing fights for Environmental Justice, Prison Abolition, Indigenous movements, the fight for K-12 Education, and the Arts and Social Justice."

The ACES Program Today, ACES courses continue to be...

ACES Events & Resources

The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program hosts various events for faculty and graduate students that focus on how to integrate community-engaged learning.

ACES Publications

About

The following articles have been published on the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program, including links where you can read them. For any questions, please email americancultures@berkeley.edu.

ACES Community Projects

About

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.

ACES Community Partnerships

Since, January 2011, the American Cultures Engaged Scholars (ACES) Program has collaborated with over 50 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.

The ACES program appreciates the varied experience made possible by the participation of Community Partners, as differences among our Community Partners is what makes possible such diverse opportunities...

Putting the “public” in the public university: the now and possible futures of community-university partnerships

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From the classroom to the department and the broader campus, scales of learning and scholarship are necessary for intentionally designed partnerships with community organizations. The workshop was held on May 24, 2023, 9 am - 5 pm at the Tilden Room in MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley featuring advice from community-engaged scholars on best practices to advance the University's public mission.

Co-sponsored by: The American Cultures Center and Public Service Center

American Cybercultures: Principles of Internet Citizenship

Although Professor Niemeyer has taught this course for over ten years, both in an in-person and hybrid format, Spring 2014 marked the first time an AC course was offered entirely online. Fittingly enough, the course examines how the growth of online participation influences the development of and intersects online and residential communities. Students participate in online discussions surrounding internet culture or cyberculture within a modern context, as well as categories of personhood that make up the UC Berkeley American Cultures rubric (race and ethnicity), as well as gender,...

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 Course Grants are...