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Del Hierro, Victor; Saenz, Valente Francisco; Gonzales, Laura; Durá, Lucía; Medina-Jerez, William – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
This article introduces "La Escuelita," an after-school health literacy program for youth and families that currently meets in a community center one mile from a port of entry into El Paso, Texas. Through weekly activities that include mediums like art, community-based mapping, and collaborative cooking, participants at "La…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Health Promotion, Community Programs, Health Education
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Bernardo, Shane; Monberg, Terese Guinsatao – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
This conversation/article resituates the concept of reciprocity, as it has been theorized and enacted in rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies, within a larger framework of social justice, one that recognizes legacies of struggle, survival and perseverance. When situated within the Filipinx indigenous notion of "kapwa," reciprocity…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Literacy, Social Justice
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Smith-Sitton, Lara – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
Relying upon the work of a nonprofit, Food Security for America, this snapshot report explores how internships with undergraduate and graduate students offer opportunities to establish trust and understanding between university partners and community partners, particularly at the start of a relationship or project. The goal of this piece is to…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Internship Programs, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
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DeVasto, Danielle; Graham, S. Scott; Card, Daniel; Kessler, Molly – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
Effectively addressing wicked problems requires collaborative, embedded action. But, in many cases, scholarly commitments, social justice, privilege, and precarity collide in ways that make it difficult for community-engaged scholars to ethically navigate competing duties. This article presents our efforts to support reciprocal community…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnography, Goal Orientation, Cancer
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Vieira, Kate – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
While studies in the biological and psychological sciences have suggested that writing can promote physical healing, such studies offer a limited understanding of writing as a complex, embodied, and social practice. This article asks how and under what social and pedagogical conditions writing might promote experiences of healing in community…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Females, Coping, Social Influences
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Nichols, Amy McCleese; Williams, Bronwyn T. – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
In this article, the authors chart ongoing efforts in the University of Louisville Writing Center to develop a partnership model grounded in "writing center values." A full description of what might constitute writing center values could include in-depth attention to the individual writer and all the varied intersectional contexts with…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Community Involvement, School Community Programs
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Feigenbaum, Paul – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
During a sabbatical semester in Fall 2018, "Community Literacy Journal (CLJ)" co-editor Paul Feigenbaum volunteered as a "Scholar-in-Residence" at Youth Enrichment Services (YES), a nonprofit established in 1994 that is based in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Guided by its mission "to create hope out of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Mentors, Student Empowerment
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Bay, Jennifer L. – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
This article describes and demonstrates a methodology for research justice through what I call "homegrown" research methodologies, or methods that are emergent from and responsive to community needs. While academics develop, study, and deploy research methods that are ethical and rigorous, they often do not capture the complex, lived…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Community Needs, Social Justice, Food
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House, Veronica – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
In this article, author Veronica House interviews David Joliffe, who retired from the Brown Chair of English Literacy at the University of Arkansas in 2018. The two discuss how to find funding and support for community-engaged projects.
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, English, Literacy Education
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Hunter-Adams, Jo – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
In this snapshot, I discuss the potential value of gardening as a reciprocal research method. I draw on my experience of partnering with a school in establishing and supporting an ongoing primary school vegetable garden, as part of a long-term research project. I suggest that the garden creates a space in which to "talk around" the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gardening, Research Methodology, Elementary School Students
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Reddy, Nancy – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
While place-based pedagogies and place-conscious education have received a great deal of attention in community literacy, these studies have often focused on classroom efforts at engaging students in their communities. This article articulates an extracurricular pedagogy of place through a historical study of a network of creative writing groups…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Place Based Education, Creative Writing, Community Involvement
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Spaulding-Kruse, Carol – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
The Drake Community Press is a collaborative publishing project involving students and faculty from a variety of disciplines along with a non-profit community partner with a compelling story to share. Over two years and eight production phases, campus and community participants create the content, format, design, promotion, and distribution plan…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Collaborative Writing
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Rahe, Alexander; Wuebben, Daniel – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
This article has been written about, and with, the Swintec 2410cc, the typewriter model approved for incarcerated writers in the state of Nebraska and many other prison systems across the United States. The co-authors, one of whom is currently serving a six-year sentence, relate their personal experiences with typewriters and typists as well as…
Descriptors: Offices (Facilities), Equipment, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Pauszek, Jessica – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
This article explores the methodological impact of building and curating a transnational archive of working-class literacy practices, spanning themes of vocation, immigration, gender, race, and disability, from the ground up alongside the "Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers." The article focuses particularly on how our…
Descriptors: Literacy, Working Class, Literacy Education, Community Programs
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Opperman, Megan M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2018
In this essay, I uncover the ways in which the non-binary gender community challenges what we know about privacy and reciprocity within community engaged work. Using my experience as a program coordinator for an LGBTQ youth center, I illustrate the myriad of privacy needs of non-binary gender teens and young adults who expect to be simultaneously…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Privacy, Social Media, Youth Programs
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