Brooklyn’s Public Scholars builds the capacity of Kingsborough Community College to engage with the critical issues facing our students and working-class urban immigrant communities. Brooklyn’s Public Scholars supports community-based teaching and engaged scholarship to expand opportunities for studying critical urban issues including gentrification, rising sea levels and climate change, food sustainability, public education, immigration, among others. Cultivating new opportunities for ‘studying abroad in your own backyard,’ Brooklyn’s Public Scholars focuses on teaching and research projects that engage with Brooklyn’s communities. The project builds upon faculty members’ own research projects and interests to develop strategic partnerships with community organizations for engaged scholarship. MORE »
Brooklyn’s Public Scholars is a partnership between Kingsborough Community College, the Graduate Center of CUNY, and the Public Science Project. Brooklyn’s Public Scholars is funded by the Bridging Theory to Practice Project in partnership with the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), which selected Kingsborough as a national Campus Demonstration Site for 2012-2014. Brooklyn’s Public Scholars is supported by the Bringing Theory to Practice Project in partnership with the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). – See the BPS map.