Public Narrative Workshop
Furthering assessment research on the Cornell Civic Leaders Fellows Program
Marshall Ganz’s public narrative framework — composed of a story of self, story of us and story of now — can be a key tool for student community leadership and engagement work. In their senior capstone (DSOC 4700), development sociology students have been using this framework to develop relationships with Ithaca community leaders who are alumni of the Cornell Civic Leaders Fellows Program (CCLFP) in the Public Service Center. Their work together has included the co-creation of oral history profiles. These profiles offer powerful ways to learn from program alumni leadership work, and provide data for assessing the program’s effectiveness. This grant project deepens this research through two workshops on the public narrative framework that will include 15 Cornell students, staff from Ithaca’s Multicultural Resource Center and a team of local CCLFP alumni leaders.
Grant category: Student Leadership
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Culture, Language and History
Scott Peters, Department of Global Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Amy Kuo Somchanhmavong, Public Service Center
Student and Campus Life
- Community partner: Multicultural Resource Center
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.