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Learning and Growing from the Teachings of Young Women of Color

As a recipient of the Rackham Public Scholarship Grant, I have worked collaboratively with Sadie Nash Leadership Project’s (SNLP) ELLA Fellows over the past seven months. There are 14 fellows, high school and college-aged women of color, who exemplify leadership skills and qualities. Through training workshops facilitated by SNLP staff and myself, these young women are gaining and refining their facilitation, evaluation, and community engaged research design skills. The Fellows are working to activate, support, and mobilize their communities on a variety of relevant social justice issues. Working on this project has been critical to my development as a community-engaged scholar, and has expanded and reaffirmed two beliefs that I have carried with me into graduate school.

Announcing the 2018 Public Scholarship Grant Award Winners

The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, with support from the U-M Office of Research, is pleased to announce its 2018 Public Scholarship grant awards to graduate students. The grants, totaling more than $41,000, support research projects created in partnership between Rackham students and a broad spectrum of community partner organizations.

Each of the six funded projects results in a public good—informed by their scholarship—which helps to address complex and wide-ranging social and cultural issues locally and abroad, from Thai migration to Israel to neighborhood-based economic opportunities for Latino/a communities in Detroit.