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Irwin W. Steans Center

Welcome to The Steans Center

The Steans Center, Egan Office, and the ABCD Institute stand firmly against police violence targeting Black Lives, policies that promote systemic racism, and institutions that condone white supremacy.  We are committed to working toward, and reflecting upon, change in solidarity with those who struggle in our communities for freedom, justice, and equality.

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Register for below sessions:

Geolocation: Expanding the Story with Place and Space (March 23)

Defining & Measuring​ Partnership Strength (April 20)

Aligning Community Engagement with UN SDGs (May 18)

Libraries and Museums as Catalysts for Change

Center Staff Innovate to Engage Communities

Through the Community Catalyst Initiative, DePaul and the ABCD Institute have been working across the country to explore community engagement opportunities alongside library and museum recipients of IMLS grant funding.  The initiative engaged with the unique opportunities and challenges facing libraries, museums, and their communities as they seek to mobilize local assets and resident-led solutions.


Health Equity-Focused, Community-Engaged Research Fellowship - Apply by March 15, 2021 

The Center for Community Health Equity (CCHE) and the Steans Center  request support for health equity research that engages a community partner in identifying solution-focused strategies to health inequities. Co-sponsored by the CCHE and the Steans Center, the award will be for one faculty fellowship to a mid-career DePaul faculty member (at the assistant or associate level) who is interested in developing health-focused and community-engaged scholarship. 
The faculty fellow will be supported by The Faculty Scholarship Collaborative (FSC), will receive a $4,000 stipend (provided in three installments) and a funded research assistant for three academic quarters. Community partners will also receive a $1,000 stipend as a collaborator in the research process.
To apply, click here

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