From: Linda Bendixen
Date: March 31
Subject: Steans Center Newsletter - March 2023

March 2023

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

Upcoming Events

April 7, 10 a.m. - noon
Faculty Workshop: Authentic and Productive Community Partnerships

April 13, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
DePaul Community-based Research Symposium

April 21, 10 a.m. - noon
Faculty Workshop:  Diversified Approaches to Reflection

May 2, noon
ABCD Institute Sharing Stories:  Using Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) in Universities & Colleges

May 5, 10 a.m. - noon
Faculty Workshop:  Negotiating Identity in the Classroom and Community

May 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Service Speaks

Click on the links below for information on upcoming events at Member Organizations

As Women's History Month draws to a close take a moment to explore in Collaboratory the amazing stories of how DePaul faculty and staff are engaging with women in communities across Chicago, nationally and internationally.

Geared towards female-identifying youth, the Become a Filmmaker documentary filmmaking intensive is designed to provide all essential skill sets for a job in film. Guided by award winning filmmakers and DePaul graduate students, participants receive extensive training while exploring the power of their personal narrative. During the paid, six-week program, youth are visited by industry experts and go on a number of experiential field trips including a tour of Cinespace, the largest film studio outside of Hollywood. Working in small teams, participants create four original short documentaries. The films are screened as part of their graduation celebration and then go on to play at local venues and film festivals. The films’ themes provide a voice for social topics important to Chicago Housing Authority youth and serve as an entry point to community discussions on creating positive change in Chicago. 

Login using your campus connect password to start entering your community engagement and public service work in Collaboratory. For more information about Collaboratory, please contact Collaboratory Administrator and Steans Center Associate Director Barbara Smith at

Community-based Research Faculty Fellowship Symposium

April 13, 2023, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (in-person)

At DePaul, community-based research (CbR) is closely aligned with our Vincentian mission.  CbR builds the capacity of DePaul external partners who seek to solve important challenges, build equity, and engage in social action and sustainability initiatives across Chicago and the world. CbR provides mutual benefits between academic and community researchers through centering the goals and research questions established by community partners.

Please join us for the annual Community-based Research Symposium sponsored by the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and the Center for Community Health Equity

Featured DePaul CbR Faculty Fellows include:
Daniel Schober, Public Health
Joanna Buscemi, Psychology
Anne Saw, Psychology
Molly Brown, Psychology
Nila Ginger Hofman, Anthropology
Suzanne Carlberg-Racich, Public Health

This is an in-person event and refreshments will be served.

Faculty can learn about DePaul CbR Fellowships through the following websites:
Community-based Research Faculty Fellowship
Community-Engaged Health Equity Fellowship

DePaul faculty interested in learning more about CbR fellowships at the university, please attend the CbR Faculty Fellowship Information Session (virtual) on Thursday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ABCD Upcoming Events

CONNECT - Connectivity through Community Asset Mapping Co-designing with Project YouthBuild
May 2, 2023 at Noon Central Time

CONNECT represents a horizontal, iterative process between an Iranian graphic designer and educator and students/staff at Project YouthBuild, a Gainesville, Florida, branch of an AmeriCorps program devoted to high school degree completion and career training for youth forced out of public schools. Our project seeks to facilitate sustainable communication and collaboration between local East Gainesville community members and Project YouthBuild students whose campus is in East Gainesville.

Presenters: Samira Shiridevich, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Department of Art and Art History, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Facilitator: Byron White, Associate Provost of Urban Research and Community Development, University of North Carolina, Charlotte and ABCD Institute Steward
For more information and to register for this free event

Contact Kim Hopes at with any questions.

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