Thursday, May 04, 2017

Casta Guillaume receives graduate student grant for public scholarship project

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Casta Guillaume, a PhD candidate in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology, received one of five grants from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship. Recipients were selected from a highly competitive pool. The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship has been supporting Public Scholarship on campus since 1998, when it began as the former Arts of Citizenship Program. Its mission is to support collaborative scholarly and creative endeavors that engage communities and co-create public goods while enhancing students’ professional development.

Casta Guillaume’s project is titled, Lead On: Young Women Community Action Projects. In partnership with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a national youth and community development organization, this project will provide civically engaged young women of color with a structure and technical supports needed to articulate their ideas about aspects of community life that require social transformation, develop action research projects that will allow them to craft and engage in community change efforts, and implement their projects with skilled support staff. Through this work, participants will develop the training and skills to implement and sustain research projects in their community.

To read more about these grants and the 2017 recipients, visit the University Record
 

Casta Guillaume is Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Psychology

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