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SCRA Mini Grant Spotlight
The Denali Center, Fairbanks Alaska USA
The Community Mini-Grant was founded in 2010 with the intention of supporting small, time-sensitive community-based projects that are consistent with SCRA’s mission, principles, and goals. We are happy to support the great work being done by SCRA members and their community partners, and even happier to be able to highlight examples of this work and share them with the GJCPP readership.
In this summary, Dr. Jordan Lewis provides us with insight into the Denali Center, in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a description of the impact that Community Mini-Grant funding had on his work there.Read more...
Working for Food Justice in Springfield, MA (USA)
"Working for Food Justice" tells the story of the Mason Square community in Springfield, Massachusetts working to improve the food environment as a means to reducing rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hunger. The Mason Square Health Task Force (MSHTF) is a community coalition working to eliminate racial health inequities in Mason Square through information sharing, capacity building & policy change.Watch the video
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featured articles from around the globe
Profile and Predictors of Voluntary Civic Engagement at a Private University in Egypt
Nadia Haddara, Baland Jalal, Gwendolyn D. Anderson, Mona M. Amer & Joseph M. Simons-Rudolph
This study explored the characteristics and predictors of university student voluntary civic engagement. It was conducted at a private university in Egypt, a developing country where student volunteerism has the potential to significantly impact community development efforts. Consistent with previous literature, students who chose to participate in community service clubs were more likely to be female and religious. They moreover reported greater commitment to civic service as well as pride and commitment to the university.Read more...
Fostering Critical Thinking about Climate Change: Applying Community Psychology to an Environmental Education Project with Youth
Livia D. Dittmer & Manuel Riemer
This article argues for the participation of community psychology in issues of global climate change. The knowledge accumulated and experience gained in the discipline of community psychology have great relevance to many topics related to the environment. To illustrate this assertion, we describe an education project conducted with youth engaged in a community-based environmental organization.Read more...
Construind Viitorul Lor Propriu / Building Their Own Futures: Making Youth Leadership Development Work in the Republic of Moldova
Sharon Hakim, Nadejda Crigan & Alexei Buzu
Since its break with the Soviet Union, the Republic of Moldova has faced a rocky path towards establishing a democracy and an active civil society. The youth development approach recognizes youth as an asset to positive change at the community level. With that in mind, a ten session “Practical Leadership Course” was developed for the youth of a small Moldovan town.Read more...
Exclusion and Cultural Diversity: A Community-Based Experience with Dominican Immigrants
Ruth Nina-Estrella, & Carlos Rivera-Santana
This article reflects and presents an intercultural experience within the context of Puerto Rico through the Voces con Eco (Voices with Echoes) project. In this work we contextualize our experience within the Caribbean and Puerto Rican domain and the cultural diversity phenomena that impregnates our every day life. Then we explain how an intercultural educational intervention is relevant and we present Voces con Eco and our experience in Puerto Rico with the Dominican Republic immigrant community.Read more...
featured book review
Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research
Review of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research,
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research (2012) edited by Jason and Glenwick. The book provides an overview of multiple methods that are not provided in the first two graduate statistics courses but nevertheless are very important for the practice of community psychology.Read more...
2012 Conference Proceedings
2012 Canadian Community Psychology Conference
In this section, we present author selected submissions from the 2012 Canadian Community Psychology Conference, held in May 2012.
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You can download the full PDF (including tables and graphs) for each paper, by going to each of the papers individually. Just click on the "PDF" link under each abstract.Read more...