RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement

Global Reach.

Global Knowledge.

Global Peace and Human Security.

The Network for Global Civic Engagement (NGCE) is a university-wide teaching and research collaboration founded and coordinated at RCAH. With nearly 100 members at MSU and in communities across four continents – and a particular interest in global civic engagement in the U.S. and abroad, the NGCE provides resources and activities in communities engaging with MSU – including grants now available to communities and collaborating students and faculty totaling up to $100,000 in 2021-2023. The network’s focus on global civic engagement provides a practical perspective integrating space, place, ways of knowing, and outcomes across diasporic, indigenous, migrant, and settler communities across the U.S. and around the world. Its mission is to develop sustained engaged relationships through radical reciprocity, collaboration, and investment – and to address community engagement issues and implications in a global context.

  1. Global ReachThe NGCE provides administrative support and intellectual expertise connecting MSU civic engagement activities near, far and across the globe.
  2. Global KnowledgeThe NGCE’s conceives of civic engagement as a form of co-generative experiential knowledge creation and dissemination that focuses and depends on multiple perspectives, histories, and understandings about root causes – enhancing our ability to define and solve difficult problems collaboratively, reciprocally and sustainably.
  3. Global Peace and Human SecurityThe NGCE’s overarching goal is to foster global peace and human security based upon mutual respect, independence and cultural diversity.

The Network is supported by the MSU Federal Credit Union, MSU's Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and other MSU units.

How to Join

To become a network member, join us virtually or in-person at one of our next meetings or contact:
Vincent Delgado
Coordinating Director, Network for Global Civic Engagement
Director, RCAH Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Michigan State University
+506 8539 6901

RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement Community Proposals

Through the generosity of MSU Federal Credit Union, the RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement has made available five to ten, $5,000-$10,000 awards to community organizations collaborating with students and/or faculty. These awards support projects designed to innovate based on the following central question:

How do communities and universities (re)imagine global, equitable, sustained and radically reciprocal partnerships that co-generate systemic change for all?

Want to know more? Download the full call for proposals:

RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement Meetings

The Network for Global Civic Engagement hosted an informational meeting on September 3, 2021. Watch the video below or click here to watch on YouTube

To download the meeting agenda, click here.