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About the Place-Based Justice Network:

Recognizing the opportunity to learn by coming together, the Place-Based Justice Network's twenty members participate in annual summer Institutes held at member campuses, monthly continuing learning video conference Zoom calls, leadership retreats to exchange ideas and lessons learned in place-based community engagement. The purpose of the network is to transform higher education and our communities by deconstructing systems of oppression through place-based community engagement


Save the Date for Summer Institute 2020

The 2020 PBJN Summer Institue will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago and include a pre-conference Next Generation Fellows gathering on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020. 

The PBJN Summer Institute will open in the late afternoon on Weds, June 24th and run through lunch on Friday, June 26th, 2020. More details coming soon!


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Kent Koth explains the role of the Center for Community Engagement as a part of the Seattle University Youth Initiative

We define place-based community engagement as “a long-term university-wide commitment to partner with local residents, organizations, and other leaders to focus equally on campus and community impact within a clearly defined geographic area”

Seattle University's Kent Koth and Erica K. Yamamura

Want to get involved?

Want to get involved?  Reach out to Erin Burrows for more information about upcoming opportunities to connect including our monthly Zoom calls, which are open to the public.  

Announcing the Next Generation Fellowship

Please see the full announcement to the Network via this letter from the Steering Committee.  The Fellowship is designed to nurture a more diverse and inclusive network by supporting emerging leaders of color who work with place-based community engagement efforts on their campuses and in their communities. Six Fellows will participate in (1) a one-day retreat prior to the PBJN Summer Institute 2019, (2) monthly zoom calls, (3) individualized coaching and (4) the PBJN Leadership Retreat in December 2019

Nominations are requested by February 22, 2019 - self-nominations are encouraged. 




Place-Based Justice Network Members:

The Place-Based Justice Network currently consists of 20 members from the United States and Canada. Membership to the network is currently closed for the season, but will membership officially open again in the spring. 


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