Through various institutional and organizational contexts PARCEO works with educators, fellows, interns, academics, organizers, community activists, students, and program administrators to engage with community work and research in holistic, respectful, and meaningful ways. PARCEO’s trainings offer both a conceptual framework and a methodology for those interested in strengthening their social justice work and sustaining equitable partnerships with community groups.
This work is grounded in PARCEO’s ongoing community-based collaborations and a Participatory Action Research (PAR) framework. This approach provides analysis and tools to address internal processes, identify social and political inequity, establish meaningful partnerships, and bolster outreach and advocacy efforts.
Increasingly students, fellows, and professionals interact with a diverse range of communities, both internationally and domestically. PARCEO offers an ethical foundation for work in these different contexts.
PARCEO’s trainings can be combined or modified to best fit the needs of participants and programs and can range from two hours to several sessions scheduled over a chosen period of time.
PARCEO’s Core Trainings
|Understanding PAR: Principles, Methodology, and Positionality||Engaging in Meaningful Facilitation||Community-Generated Research|
Through PARCEO’s dynamic trainings, participants develop concrete skills and tools to engage with and support sustainable long-term movements. Some of the outcomes include:
- Ideas for projects that foster community building
- Research skills that are qualitative and quantitative and help to equalize experiential and historical knowledge
- How to enter and support a community in ways that facilitate intentional and sustained relationships
- Frameworks for acknowledging diverse backgrounds and working collaboratively across difference
- Understanding and identification of systemic inequalities within the community
- Strategies for organizing and building effective processes to address and support community organizations and community- identified issues
- Tools for shared needs assessment, visioning, goal-setting, and evaluation processes for funding and investment
Some examples of PARCEO’s recent work include:
- Community research and organizing workshops with #BarrioEd project, Swarthmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr colleges, and Esperanza and Sou
th Philadelphia High Schools
- Consultations and trainings with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and its cultural institutions to strengthen and further their equity work
- Positionality and community engagement workshop in “Practice of Transnational Feminism” graduate seminar, Syracuse University
- PAR-based training “Building University/Community Collaborations and Partnerships” with Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute “Just Academic Spaces: Creating New Publics through Radical Literacies,” Syracuse University
- Positionality and Equity Training with Partners for Hunger Free Oregon
- Semester-long PAR class, NYU and Bank Street College
- Curriculum and workshop development with Network Against Islamophobia and Florida Immigrant Coalition
- Workshop and NYC programming for Middle East and North Africa Leaders for Democracy Fellowship program
- Mexico City and Oaxaca Global Studios study abroad and college workshop series on positionality, social practice and research, Pacific Northwest College of Art
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