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Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Mary Hyde, Ph.D., Director, AmeriCorps/Office of Research and Evaluation

Keynote from our AmeriCorps CEO: Michael Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps

Day 1 Panel: Volunteering among Senior and Volunteering across Rural/Urban Spaces

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Crittenden, Ph.D., University of Maine

  • Laurie Paarlberg, Ph.D. and Rebecca Nesbit, Ph.D., Indiana University

Best Practices: Engaging seniors, urban, and rural populations:

  • Annie Georges, Ph.D., JBS International
  • Jennifer Crittenden, Ph.D., University of Maine
  • Emily Zimmerman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Penn Loh, M.Sc., Tufts University

Reflections:

  • Atalaya Sergi, MSW, AmeriCorps Seniors
  • Ken Goodson, Director, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)
  • Jackie Dulude, AmeriCorps Public Affairs

Moderated Dialogue Q & A session:

  • Andrea Robles, Ph.D., AmeriCorps/Office of Research and Evaluation
  • Shane Dermanjian, M.S., AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Closing Remarks:

  • Katy Hussey-Sloniker, MBA, MSW, LGSW, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Webinar Materials:

Due to a technical error associated with Zoom Events, the recording and transcripts are unavailable. We have provided the Opening Remarks and Slides from our presenters and participants. AmeriCorps found this session to be an inspirational research to practice learning event for a broad number of national service and civic engagement stakeholders. To ensure that our partners and the public have the opportunity to learn from this research, the Office of Research and Evaluation will be hosting a similar webinar Fall 2022. We hope you will join us.

AmeriCorps office of Research and Evaluation CEO Opening Remarks

AmeriCorps CEO Opening Remarks

WEBINAR SLIDES

 

Day 2 Panel: Fostering Civic Participation for Refugee Communities

Panelists:

  • Bryan Wright, Ph.D., Cincinnati Compass

  • Anjali Dutt, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 

  • Jenna Cushing-Leubner, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

  • Pang Yang, M.A., Minnesota Zej Zog Project

Reflections:

  • Sonali Nijhawan, MSW, AmeriCorps State and National
  • Jacob Sgambati, Deputy Director, AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Jacqueline Dulude, AmeriCorps Office of External Affairs

Moderated Dialogue Q & A session and Closing Remarks:

  • Emily McDonald, Ph.D., AmeriCorps/Office of Research and Evaluation
  • Victoria Narine, Ph.D., AmeriCorps/Office of Research and Evaluation

Closing Remarks:

  • Katy Hussey-Sloniker, MBA, MSW, LGSW, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Webinar Materials:

WEBINAR SLIDES

WEBINAR TRANSCRIPT

WEBINAR RECORDING

 

Day 3 Panel: African American Youth and Civic Engagement

Panelists:

  • Laura Wray-Lake, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 

  • Maren King, MLA, State University of New York-ESF

  • Christina M. Limpert, Ph.D., State University of New York - ESF

  • Ayana Allen-Handy, Ph.D., Drexel University 

  • Rachel Wenrick, Ph.D., Drexel University 

  • Carol McCullough, Writers Room

  • Devin Welsh, Artist Year 

Reflections:

  • Meg Ansara, AmeriCorps VISTA 
  • Betsheell Louis, MNM, CNP, AmeriCorps CPO \ Office of Regional Operations
  • Jacqueline Dulude, AmeriCorps Public Affairs

Moderated Dialogue Q&A session:

  • Melissa Gouge, Ph.D., AmeriCorps/Office of Research and Evaluation/ NCCC
  • Shane Dermanjian, M.S., AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Closing Remarks:

  • Katy Hussey-Sloniker, MBA, MSW, LGSW, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Webinar Materials:

WEBINAR SLIDES

WEBINAR TRANSCRIPT

WEBINAR RECORDING

 

Event Description:

The AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) is hosting the three-day virtual 2022 Research Grantee Dialogue, where research grantees will highlight the various ways that individuals including refugee communities, African American youth, seniors, and rural and urban populations are civically engaged.

This year’s format included three 2-hours panels comprised of research grantees. Each of the following sessions focused on a specific topic and include an open discussion with a Q&A session with panelists:

  • Volunteering among Seniors and Volunteering across Rural/Urban Spaces
  • Fostering Civic Participation for Refugee Communities
  • African American Youth and Civic Engagement

Webinar Date

May 17, 2022 - 10:00 AM (Eastern Time Zone)