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Announcing: The 2023-24 Civic Engagement Research Award Recipients

IPCE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Civic Engagement Research Fund Award for 2023-2024. Four UIC faculty members have been selected to receive funding for their work that furthers our understanding of civic engagement theory and facilitates engagement or provides tools that enhance the efforts of civic engagement in community change initiatives.

Each awardee will present their research at an IPCE Civic Engagement Lunch Talk event and submit a report for online publication on our website. Check back throughout the year for updates.


The 2023-2024 Civic Engagement Research Awardees:

Andy Clarno, PhD, Associate Professor & Associate Head Coordinator of the Policing in Chicago Research Group, Sociology & Black Studies

“UIC - Collaborative for Community Wellness (CCW) Storytelling Project”

April Jackson, MUP, M.Arch, PhD, Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy

“Voorhees Neighborhood Change Project”

Delphine Labbé, PhD, Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development

“Enhancing Accessibility of Communities through Meaningful Engagement of People with Disabilities”

Phillip A. Boda, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bridge to Faculty Scholar, College of Education: Department of Special Education

“Engaging SW Chicago Communities Toward Environmentally-Just Policy Futures”


Stay tuned for the event dates and opportunities to engage with these IPCE awardees on their exciting research!