Our work throughout the years has involved the organizing of several venues that bring together faculty members, active students, civil society organizations, and representatives of institutions of higher education. The goal of these venues is to enable knowledge exchange and joint learning about the academy-community relationship, and to foster networks and cooperation among participants. Such venues include:
  • Workshops and study days for faculty members teaching community-engaged courses or interested in developing such courses, to discuss topics such as service learning pedagogy, work with civil society organizations and evaluation.
  • Student seminars, both local and national, to encourage and enhance Jewish and Arab students' action in social change organizations, focusing on issues such as critical pedagogy, community organizing, legal aid, and human rights advocacy.
  • An annual conference for all stakeholders in campus-community programs, to present knowledge about engaged policies, best practices, and research of community-engaged courses.