The 1st Annual Community Engagement Institute Takes Place Oct. 10

The 1st Annual Community Engagement Institute Takes Place Oct. 10

Registration is now open for the inaugural Community Engagement Institute, taking place Friday, October 10, at the Birmingham Crossplex


The UAB CCTS One Great Community project and the Jefferson County Participation Board have partnered to bring you this half-day event, designed to provide education and training opportunities to community members interested in working with UAB researchers. The Community Engagement Institute​ (CEI) will offer a range of speakers and programs related to collaborative research and service.   

The "Institute" will take place Friday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Crossplex (2337 Bessemer Road, Birmingham).  

The Community Engagement Institute (CEI) is a premier educational and training event designed to benefit both community and academic partners in the greater Birmingham area. The "Institute" is designed to explore, demonstrate, and educate on principles related to community-engaged research and service. 

Highlights of the half-day event include: 

  • ​Presentation by Dr. Gail Christopher, Director of Program Strategy with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  • ​Interesting Breakout Sessions

  • Opportunities for Networking

Who should attend? Undergraduate and graduate students, community members, UAB faculty and staff, organizational & community/neighborhood leaders, volunteers, faith-based leaders and organizations, health advocates, consumers, grass-roots organizers, local funders, etc. are all encouraged to register and attend. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here. Cost: $20 Scholarships are available to cover the registration fee. Please visit: for more information. Questions? Contact CEI Project Director Dr. Shauntice Allen at: Follow us on Twitter at: #CEIareyouengaged

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