Five Partnerships Receive Distinction at Community Engaged Scholarship Forum

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More than 250 people attended the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum (CESF), now in its second year at Pitt, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 

The day featured breakout sessions, poster presentations, panel discussions and networking planned around the theme of building momentum through community partnerships, which echoes one of the pillars of the Plan for Pitt: Strengthening Communities

“Service has always been a part of Pitt, but we’ve tried our best to move beyond a theoretical format and toward a practical format” for strengthening communities, said Kathy Humphrey, senior vice chancellor for engagement and secretary of the Board of Trustees.

To that end, five projects were honored for reflecting Pitt’s highest community engagement aspirations, two Pitt staff members were recognized for their commitment to engaged leadership and collaboration and one partnership to watch was named. Learn more about the honorees in @Pitt.

The Community Engaged Scholarship Forum planning committee was co-chaired by Jamie Ducar in the Office of Community and Governmental Relations and Julia Spears in the Office of the Provost. Sixteen schools and offices across the University helped to sponsor the event.