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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Office of Engaged Scholarship Welcome

Chair John Krinsky presenting with his community partner, Kendall Jackson, organizer, Picture the Homeless.

ABOUT US | Bridging Academic and Community Expertise

The Office of Engaged Scholarship (OES) is the hub at The City College of New York for advancing sustainable and equitable community-campus partnerships. We offer resources and expertise that support CCNY faculty and partnering community-based organizations in exploring, developing, and deepening collaborations that bring academic expertise and higher education resources to bear on authentic community needs and public concerns. 

OES was formally established in the winter of 2014, however it has grown out of ten years of professional development programming, funding, and technical assistance in support of a variety of community-campus partnerships (e.g., service-learning, community-based participatory research, and general public scholarship) through the former Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, which has since been merged with the Division of Social Sciences to become the Colin Powell School for Civc and Global Leadership. 

OES continues to provide opportunities for faculty and their partnering community members to design and execute thoughtful, mutually beneficial research projects and courses that address public crises and pressing concerns in areas such as health, education, immigration, community revitalization, and arts and culture.

Activities within the Office of Engaged Scholarship are guided by dedicated faculty, staff, community members, and campus committees whose members organize and lead programs, projects, and training sessions. Learn more.

The Office of Engaged Scholarship fosters respectful, reciprocal relationships with our community partners who assist us in identifying community and organizational needs and work with us to create programs and partnerships that meet those needs. Getting involved is easy and new partners are always welcome! Learn more. 

Visit our website to stay up-to-date on new opportunities and learn about our ongoing workshops, programs, and collaborations. 

Genéa Stewart
Director, Office of Engaged Scholarship
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave., NAC 4/146C
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 650-6335
Fax: (212) 650-8535

The Engaged Scholarship Committee Members (2013–2014)

Katherine Chen, Sociology 

Calvert Jones, Political Science 

John Krinsky, Political Science 
(Committee Chair) 

Glen Milstein, Psychology 

Griselda Rodriguez, International Affairs 

Genéa Stewart, Director of the Office of Engaged Scholarship 
(Committee Co-Chair)

Yan Zhao, Economics 

Cross-Campus Faculty & Staff (Guests) 

Susanna Schaller, Center for Worker Education

Esther Yang, J Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City


Since 2005, our staff members have formally supported the development and expansion of community-campus partnerships, reaching over 70 faculty members from a variety of departments and programs across the City College campus. The Engaged Scholarship program began by helping faculty members design service-learning courses, and has since expanded to include community-based participatory research and public scholarship activities. In 2013, with the inauguration of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, a committee comprising faculty members from the social sciences formed with the purpose of further expanding engaged-scholarship efforts and faculty involvement across campus.