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Scholar Activist Fellowships

MISJT is offering a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at Roosevelt University who are interested in working with organizations on research related projects that will help them achieve their social justice goals.  The research and data that Scholar Activists Fellows collect will help our community partners on a number of levels, such as:

  • obtain grants and necessary funding that will allow these programs to continue
  • use data for learning and accountability
  • validate their work in the community
  • provide information on practices and enhancement of services
  • develop effective activism campaigns
  • identify the most effective strategies  to improve outcomes for youth and/or adults who are at risk of being channeled to prison verses college or productive adulthood

This program, created in the 2011-2012 academic year is designed to help our students gain skills while learning the importance of community engagement. In our first year seven professors engaged in community-based research with eleven Roosevelt University students in the craft of social justice research.  To date we have worked with eight community-based social justice organizations:

  • Chicago AREA Project
  • Grand Boulevard Federation
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues
  • Equip for Equality
  • The Grassroots Collaborative
  • Chicago Teachers Union
  • Community Renewal Society
  • Young Men's Educational Network