News and Upcoming Events

Community Change Collaborative (CCC) Meetings are held most Thursdays at 11 a.m. in the Graduate Life Center, Room D.
The CCC is an interdisciplinary graduate student group hosted by the VT Institute for Policy and Governance (IPG). We explore the frameworks of scholars and practitioners working in community development through a Forum speaker series, community-based research projects, and the graduate student-run Community Change journal. For more information, please contact Heather Parrish, IPG Executive Assistant and Media Support (

Community Change journal: Call for submissions focused on environmental topics: Issues feature scholarly refereed articles, book reviews, essays, and other work, including multimedia and artwork. Interdisciplinary scholarship is strongly encouraged. In addition to manuscripts relating to new developments, we welcome submissions that re-examine or challenge the questions and assumptions underpinning current theoretical and practical approaches to community development and change. Community Change will also feature shorter scholarly works that address guest speakers’ lectures, interviews, and roundtable events. The journal is currently looking for graduate students interested in editorial or peer review positions. Please contact for more information.

CCC Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 8th: Pennington Gap workshop

Tuesday, April 2nd: Gun Violence Symposium
Location: Graduate Life Center (155 Otey Street) MPR
This symposium entails an hour-long story circle featuring speakers who have been personally impacted by gun violence, followed by a thirty-minute round table discussion led by a qualified facilitator. In addition, Mr. Lehi Dowell will also present to the Diversity for A Global Society seminar in the Spring 2019 semester. All segments of the symposium will be open to the public.


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