Publication date: Feb 12, 2020
Some of the other projects getting money from the Jefferson Trust Grant will perform a “deaf opera” workshop, and work to address the achievement gap in a Charlottesville elementary school.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA (February 10, 2020) – The Jefferson Trust, since 2005 a seed funder of some of the University of Virginia’s most innovative projects, has announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 annual grants cycle: Transformative Autism Biomarker Research Initiative: $122,928 – A multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians is developing a newborn screening protocol to identify abnormal neurodevelopment before clinical symptoms manifest.
Creating Educational Citizen-Leaders Through Service Learning: $38,437 In partnership with teachers at Charlottesville’s Greer Elementary School, UVA architecture and education students will employ problem-solving processes known as -design thinking” to address student achievement gaps at the elementary school.
Community-Engaged Learning and Leadership Initiative at Madison House: $100,000 – A group of Madison House student leaders will enroll in courses focused on community-based learning and service projects, all while volunteering in the Charlottesville community.
Madison House, UVA’s student volunteer center, will then pair interested UVA faculty and their class syllabi with community partners, for deeper community-based learning opportunities.
The Engaged Writing Project: Embedding Community Engagement Preparation Into UVA First Year Writing Courses: $100,000 – This project will embed public service competencies into first-year student writing requirement courses.
Advancing Interdisciplinary Readiness: $96,000 – UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute will generate training for graduate students and faculty interested in interdisciplinary research that can improve communities.
APIDA Student Survey: $6,279 – The Asian Student Union will create a survey for all Asian-identifying students at the University of Virginia to ask about their UVA experience.