Name of Engagement

Community with Creativity and Reading Education (CARE)

Contact Information

Dr. Kara Kavanagh

Contact Details

kavanakm@jmu.edu

Description

Drs. Kavanagh and McCartney (College of Education) worked closely with the Refugee Resettlement Office to create a summer enrichment and civics-based program, Community with Creativity and Reading Education (CARE), that brought together Elementary and Early Childhood MAT graduate students to work as teacher interns implementing creative and culturally expressive learning experiences and leading community-based field trips for children of refugee families newly resettled in the Rockingham/Harrisonburg community.

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Children, Youth, and Family

Community Partner Name

Community with Creativity and Reading Education (CARE)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Civic Engagement

Format

Service Learning

On/Off campus

Off campus

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