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About This Journal

The VA Engage Journal promotes engaged scholarship by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The mission of the VA Engage Journal is to build our collective practical and intellectual capacities for meaningful community engagement by providing a forum in which students enrolled in colleges and universities across Virginia can share and reflect critically on their own community-engaged experiences, and can disseminate knowledge emerging from their engaged practice and research. The journal provides a forum for students to publish research studies (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), reflection essays, and reviews of current literature and engagement practice, all with guidance and mentorship from engaged faculty and staff. Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full- or part-time at a two- or four-year college or university in Virginia is eligible to submit an article. Submissions with multiple authors are welcome. The VA Engage Journal is published once annually. The submission deadline for Volume 6 is August 3, 2017.

The VA Engage Journal was founded in 2011 as an initiative of VA Engage, a network of universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia that are dedicated to their surrounding communities through many different community partnerships. VA Engage, in operation since 2008, connects these universities' community engagement offices in order to spread new and beneficial ideas and resources to promote beneficial campus-community ties throughout the commonwealth. In addition to facilitating the operation of the Journal, the VA Engage Network hosts an annual meeting each fall and supports the William & Mary Active Citizens Conference.