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Projects

Mellon Graduate Fellows pursue projects in community-engaged scholarship. These projects resonate with graduate students’ personal and scholarly interests and are grounded in a sustained collaboration with a community partner. Graduate Fellows are provided a stipend and budget for their projects that includes compensation for community partners, additional mentors, travel, and supplies.

The Immigrant Youth Empowerment Forum (Ana María López Caldwell)
The Immigrant Youth Empowerment Forum (Ana María López Caldwell)
Louisiana Environmental Action Network (Chloe Tucker)
Benin Republic Pavilion (Sarah Reynolds)
Maya Scripta (Rubén Morales Forte)
Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana (Megan Flattley)
Digital Narrative Therapy with Latinx Youth (Puentes NOLA & Jenn Miller Scarnato) 
Science in Yourba (Taofeeq Adebayo)
Building Neighborhood Places: A Collaborative Reflection on the Transformation of the Neighborhood Story Project Workshop in the 7th Ward of New Orleans (Neighborhood Story Project & Ari King) 
Black Community USA/BRAZIL (Sedrick Miles)
Cultivating New Orleans’ Performance Communities with Beaubourg (The Beaubourg Theatre & Chris Givens)
Taste of Africa (Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Tulane African Student Association, and D. Caleb Smith)
Developing a Renter’s Guide to Low Income Housing Tax Credits (Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative & Theo Hilton)
Dancership Program (Dance Quater & April Goltz)
Parents for Juvenile Justice (Ubuntu Village & Genesis Calderon)