Community Lead (Pb) Health Fair. $5,000 was awarded to James Montgomery, PhD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Health Science. In May 2017, the Department of Health Sciences hosted a health fair in an underserved, low-income community in Chicago in order to test residential soil and water, educate the community on lead exposure, and collect data on lead exposure to map patterns and trends. Read more about the grant here.
CHA Program in Documentary Filmmaking – Outreach Project. $6,500 was awarded to Liliane Calfee, Adjunct Faculty, College of Computing and Digital Media. Partnering with Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), the College of Computing & Digital Media taught sixteen high school girls from Chicago's most at-risk neighborhoods documentary filmmaking skills during a six-week program in Summer 2016. Read more about the grant here.
CHA Doc Program : Behind-The-Scenes from CDM DePaul video collection on Vimeo.
View the NBC 5 coverage of this outreach project here.
Prayer, Presence and Perseverance: Srs JoAnn Persch and Pat Murphy Witness to the Detained/Deported. $5,855.00 was awarded to Rev. Craig B.Mousin, University Ombuds, and Joyana Dvorak, Office of Mission and Values. Sisters of Mercy Jo Ann Persch and Pat Murphy have been exemplary witnesses working with immigrants detained and destined for deportation. The grant recipients produced a short documentary video of their ministry modeling DePaul’s mission of service. The grant was awarded in 2015, but received an extension.