Tiffany Gandolfo, friend of OCEP, helps launch OCEP Conversation Series

Recently, Tiffany Gandolfo, a doctoral candidate in Applied Anthropology, and great friend of the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, together with Bonnie Silvestri, OCEP’s Director of Strategic Communications, collaborated to launch OCEP’s Conversation Series, which you can watch here.

OCEP Conversation Series: Service-Learning Student and former OCEP intern Julia Poholek

Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships Director of Strategic Communications Bonnie Silvestri interviewed former OCEP intern Julia Poholek about her experience in the service-learning course, Ethics of Food Production. This is the third in a series of OCEP Conversations at

OCEP is featured in the USF Magazine Spring 2015 edition

OCEP is featured in the USF Magazine Spring 2015 edition

Please take a look at the Spring 2015 edition of USF Magazine for a feature story about how Dr. Roberta Baer’s work with the Tampa Bay Gardens has inspired Honor’s College graduating senior Chloe Sweetman (the two are pictured below)

Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grant Program Fall 2014 Awardees

Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grants are designed to provide funding for courses incorporating service-learning. Service-learning is considered a “high-impact practice” (HIP), or “an investment of time and energy over an extended period that has unusually positive effects on student engagement in

From Victim to Advocate: How a Service-Learning Student Found Her Passion by Helping Others

From Victim to Advocate: How a Service-Learning Student Found Her Passion by Helping Others

by Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications When USF senior Joy Pedrow signed up for Tasha Rennels’ Communications, Culture, and Community service-learning class last spring, she had no idea that she would unlock a part of herself about

No Filter: a Visually Arresting Campus–Community partnership

By Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications “I am still trying to negotiate and work out the experience and how it has affected me,” said Elizabeth Plakidas, a Graduate Community Scholars Fellowship recipient regarding her summer project funded

Faculty Fellow Dr. Iraida Carrion Engages the Community Locally and Overseas

by Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications Upon entering the Bangla Saheb Sikh temple in Delhi, India, Dr. Iraida Carrion, watched as people from all walks of life sat together on the floor sharing a meal, which is