Community-Engaged Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Fellows is a fellows program that connects BIPOC undergraduate students who are currently, or striving to, participate in community engagement.
Our mission is to center and empower the strengths of BIPOC undergraduate students partaking in critical service work as well as provide opportunities for community building, collaboration, support, and both personal and professional development.
Through a cohort structured program that centers BIPOC undergraduate student needs, this program aims to enhance community collaborations, leadership activities, and support the deconstruction of systemic oppression through critical service. We aim for co-creation among program participants and co-facilitators through continued evaluation and assessment.
In the Creando Comunidad, undergraduate students will work with Morgridge Center graduate assistants, staff, and guest speakers towards building a learning community that:
- Co-develops strategies and communities of mentorship and support to grow and sustain students’ community-engaged work within their personal and professional lives
- Applies critical lenses to community engagement and social change experiences that center the needs, experiences, and wisdom of diverse communities
- Explores and interrogates a variety of innovative theories and frameworks related to community engagement, such as participatory action research, counter storytelling, and cultural wealth
To be eligible for the Creando Comunidad: Community-Engaged BIPOC Fellows Program students must:
- Have at least one year left to degree completion
- Be an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Be a member of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group or community