Building Familia with a Latin@Youth Group: The Role of Community-Ally/Researcher

 The Morgridge Center for Public Service will present its  first Bagels and Research: Community-based Research in Action program of the 2014-15 academic year on Friday, October 24th, 9-10am, in the Morgridge Center, Room 154 Red Gym (first floor):

 Building Familia with a Latin@Youth Group: The Role of Community-Ally/Researcher.

Presenter: Julissa Ventura, Ph.D. student in Education Policy Studies, Community-University Exchange Fellow

10-24-2014 Bagels and Research FINAL Julissa will discuss her master’s research project where she worked with Latin@ youth and community allies in a grassroots youth group. She will talk through her dual roles of community ally and researcher as she collected the stories of the youth who created the group. Julissa will share her main findings about the educational challenges that this group of Latin@ youth faced and highlight how youth built a familia and a space of belonging through their own autono­mous youth group. She will also touch upon the lessons that she learned from her master’s study, which she hopes will help her move her work towards youth participatory action research. See the attached flyer for more information.

The Morgridge Center’s Bagels and Research presentations highlight community-based research on the UW campus; presenters include graduate students, faculty/staff and community practitioners. This series show­cases the breadth of community-based research on campus by providing in-depth examples of current research as it relates to student learning outcomes, community impacts, and theoretical exploration. If you have a community-based learning project you’d like to present to campus please let us know.

Please contact Haley Madden, Morgridge Center Community-based Learning Graduate Associate, for more information at