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Editor's Introduction


The VA Engage Journal is an annually published scholarly journal promoting reflection and dialogue on the topic of civic engagement by undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Virginia colleges and universities. The journal acts as a forum for discussion to enhance our collective understanding of the purposes and practices of civic engagement. Students may submit critical reflections on engagement, reviews of current literature, and personal quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research studies for publication. In the fifth volume of the VA Engage Journal, four authors reflect on the different limitations in their communities and the potential for growth through engagement that challenges these limits.