From: Linda Bendixen
Date: December 17, 2020
Subject: Steans Center Newsletter - December 2020

December 2020

News from the Steans CenterEgan Office, and ABCD Institute at DePaul University.

Call for Proposals: Health Equity-Focused, Community-Engaged Research Fellowship 

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.

Click here for details. 
Proposals due: March 15, 2021
Fellowship timeline:  July 2021 to December 2022


Community- & Project-Based Learning Internship Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites LAS undergraduate and graduate students to apply to the new Community- and Project-Based Learning (CPBL) Internship Scholarship program designed to provide enriched learning experiences, professional connections, a broadened connection between the classroom and the larger community, and enhanced career outcomes!

Winter Quarter 2021 applications cycle is now open.
Application deadline: January 10, 2021
Academic year 2020-2021 award amounts:
Undergraduate: $2,620
Graduate: $2,860

CSS Student Spotlight - Marcelle Owona

Service work is anything but novel to Marcelle Owona, as her interest in volunteering sparked in elementary school carried on through high school and into her junior year of college where she worked with Lakeview Pantry
“Over the summer, Lakeview Pantry moved into Wrigley Field and I donated my time to stuffing grocery packages for people coming in and I learned a lot about why I liked Lakeview Pantry and why so many people, whether volunteers or clients connect to them. People continually are going above and beyond for others and that makes you want to do the same.
From all of my experiences volunteering, I learned a lot about the importance of personal connection and what healthy environments within communities and nonprofit spaces are.  As I volunteered around Chicago, I realized that there is still a lot of work to do in fixing Chicago as a system but there are organizations all across the city in every area of the city doing everything from food kitchens, to community gardens. The stories I have heard from all of the places I volunteer have helped shape my mindset and give me excitement to meet more people and hear their stories.“

Thanks for your service, Marcelle!

Share Your Community Engagement on Collaboratory

Add your community engagement activities to Collaboratory and share the good work you are doing. Collaboratory centralizes data on community engagement and public service activities across DePaul to comprehensively understand its footprint in communities throughout Chicago, the United States and internationally.  Use your CampusConnect login and join in.  If you would like more information, please contact Steans Center Associate Director Barbara Smith.

The ABCD Global Gathering

Would you like to connect with people from around the world to talk about gifts? Join one of our next Global Gatherings in January as we explore this question together: How can deepening our understanding of gifts support community-building? Bruce Anderson from the Core Gift Institute will co-host this month.

Global Gatherings will be held free for ABCD in Action members on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28/29 (check your timezone for the exact date/time).  Learn more about ABCD Global Gatherings.

Become a member of ABCD in Action, your free online community for connecting with others around the world interested in asset-based community development.

Follow Us on Social Media

Keep up with The Steans Center, Egan Office and ABCD Institute on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.  Here are links to our platform presence:

Steans Center Facebook
Steans Center Twitter
Steans Center LinkedIn

Egan Office Facebook
Egan Office Twitter
Egan Office Instagram

Multi-faith Veterans Initiative Facebook
Multi-faith Veterans Initiative Twitter
Multi-faith Veterans Initiative Instagram

ABCD Facebook
ABCD in Action Facebook

Upcoming Events

ABCD In Action Global Gathering
Jan. 21 & Jan. 28/29 - Exploring the question:  How can deepening our understanding of gifts support community-building? Bruce Anderson for the Core Gift Institute will co-host.  Check your timezone for exact date and time.

Check out these upcoming events with some of our partners and associations:

Campus Compact - All events take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST, and are free to DePaul faculty.

Jan. 14 - Honoring Ways of Knowing for Biocultural Restoration and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Jan. 21 - Innovations for Teaching the Deliberative Experience Online:  Our Experiences and Experiments Using Common Ground For Action and Online Conferencing Tools