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The Equity Center

A UVA Democracy Initiative center for the redress of inequity through community-engaged scholarship

 

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Community Fellows-in-Residence Program

Lead: Sherica Jones-Lewis

The Community Fellows-in-Residence (CFR) Program is a short-term, professional development opportunity run by the University of Virginia (UVA) Equity Center designed for individuals who have a history of actively working to reduce racial and socioeconomic inequality in our community and have a special project that could benefit from access to UVA support and resources. Our inaugural cohort of Fellows are community leaders who will bring their expertise to UVA, and allow UVA to share its expertise with them, to advance the cause of equity. Each brings a demonstrated history of actively working to reduce racial and socioeconomic inequity in our community and each has a specific project that could benefit from access to a UVA mentor, library, and other resources to help grow. Fellows will speak about their work, share with students about their communities, and complete their individual project to increase racial and socioeconomic equity. Each will receive work space on grounds and host office hours to connect with students, faculty, and staff. Fellows will be invited to audit a UVA course and will be assigned a mentor to assist in completing the accepted project. The term for our Fellows has been extended through the 2020 - 21 Academic Year due to COVID-19.

Meet the Fellows