Connecting Latinx Communities and Higher Education: Tune in to this episode of Compact Nation Podcast for an engaging conversation as part of Hispanic Heritage month. Join co-host Marisol Morales as she interviews Mari Castañeda and Joseph Krupczynski of University of Massachusetts Amherst about their new book, “Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities.” This book is the first civic engagement publication of its kind, giving examples of asset-focused partnerships between Latinx communities and higher education institutions from contributors who all identify as Latinx. Hear from Mari and Joseph about building community, love as a critical practice, and how their paths brought them to this work. Listen now and weigh in online using #CompactNationPod.
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Meet the Guests
Mari Castañeda is professor & chair of the department of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include the study of digital media and telecommunication policy, Latina/ethnic media studies, and global communications. Her work promotes engaged scholarship” and aims to address inequality, power, community voices, and the role of intersectionalities in shaping media and cultural spaces.
Joseph Krupczynski is director of the office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) is also an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His creative work and scholarship promotes imaginative community partnerships and crafts participatory platforms to engage people in the creation of their built environments—especially in collaboration with underrepresented communities.
- The Institute of Higher Education Policy Report, “The State of Free College: Tennessee Promise and New York’s Excelsior Scholarship”
- The Education Trust Report, “A Promise Fulfilled: A Framework for Equitable Free College Programs”
- Campus Compact of the Mountain West’s SECond Mission program
- Code Switch Podcast episode, “School Daze”
Marisol Morales is the vice president for network leadership at Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.