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PBJN Monthly Newsletter

We send a monthly newsletter and occasional special announcements to our colleagues the country. Access the archives of Network-wide e-mails online. Do you have an opportunity or story you'd like to have included? Please send your content to Erin Burrows,

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May Continuous Learning Zoom Call 

Please register for the upcoming May 2020 call here: 


Zoom Call Archive

Critical Connections in the time of COVID-19 (April 2020)

Eight campuses discussed how they are adapting place-based community engagement in the time of social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

Centering Community Voice in a Research Agenda (February 2020)

Access this engaging conversation on how to incorporate community voice and decision making into a research agenda available here.

Place-Based Justice, Anchor Institutions and Community Engagement: Distinctions and Intersections (November 2019)


Save the Date for Calls in 2020

Thank you to the organizing team, Christopher Nayve (University of San Diego), Kirk David Holbrook (University of Pittsburgh) and Green Bouzard (Augsburg University). 




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Video Archive:

Facilitators Kent Koth (Seattle University) and Jennifer Pigza ,PhD (Saint Mary's College of California) reviewed the network’s values statement. This was an opportunity for folks to explore the shared values that unite us as a professional group and begin to brainstorm ways to realize our values in our shared work.

AyeNay Abye and Erin Burrows of Seattle University facilitate a zoom discussion on intersectionality and how it applied to place-based community engagement. 

Chris Nayve of The Univeristy of San Diego and Erin O'Keefe of Loyola Univeristy Maryland share their perspectives on community voice.  

LinkedIn Group

Join the Place-Based Justice network on LinkedIn as we continue to engage in a communal conversation and connect with other member schools. 


Place-Based Community Engagement Book 

While an increasing number of universities have or are committed to engaging their campuses in their surrounding communities, many recognize they lack the strategic focus and resources to maximize and sustain their impact on those communities. Place-based community engagement provides a powerful way to creatively connect campus and community to foster positive social transformation. Learn more about the book here.

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