The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Community Engagement

Course Details

This is a course in listening to a community: understanding and empathizing with its needs and learning how to help it share its own knowledge. Students will be exposed to ambassadors from a wide array of communities of various definitions – geographic (neighborhoods, towns), demographic (ethnic groups, age groups), interest-based (parenting, sports) or business-related (catering to a specific industry or job description). As the course progresses, students will begin to identify and interact with the communities they plan to serve in the practicum.