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UC IrvineWinter 2017Introduction to Civic and Community EngagementDepartments: University StudiesGillian Hayes28 students
UC IrvineWinter 2018Introduction to Civic and Community EngagementDepartments: University StudiesLeah Ersoylu, Victoria Bredow, Jodi Quas16 students
UC IrvineWinter 2019Introduction to Civic and Community EngagementDepartments: University StudiesVictoria Bredow18 students
UC IrvineSpring 2020Philanthropy in the CommunityDepartments: University StudiesVictoria Bredow12 students

Philanthropy in the Community
Taught by Victoria Bredow
Department of University Studies

Victoria Lowerson Bredow, MPH, Ph.D. is currently the Director of Engaged Scholarship of the Community-based Research Initiative, which she co-founded in 2018, which is located at the Newkirk Center for Science and Society. She is also a lecturer in the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement at the University of California, Irvine and has taught Philanthropy in the Community for 3 years. Victoria’s PhD is in Planning, Policy and Design and she studies issues of community engagement and collaboration in public policy, planning, and research. Specifically, she looks at practices of inclusion and exclusion in pursuit of community building, democratic knowledge production, transformative systems, and social and environmental justice. She has conducted a long-term ethnographic research of a philanthropic driven community change initiative to understand how and why those most impacted by the initiative were included and excluded as well as the impacts of such inclusion and exclusion.

Reflection journals for assigned reading – 1 page memos

Each student required to do a 1 on 1 with professor sometime during week 2 – 6

“Hidden bias” assignment

Guest Speakers

  • Ellen Chen – ENO Brands and Class Supporter
  • Kathleen and Mark Santora – UCI Board of Trustees

Required to watch at least 2 guest speakers or video – video option is the panel from AC

Each team has a “facilitator” and a “recorder”

Each team creates decision making matrix and logic models

Students write the accept/deny letters to orgs

Ambassadors Conference

  • Give extra credit to anyone who comes up with a recorded pitch for why they want to go to the Ambassadors Conference