Director, Center for Community Engagement & Service
Center for Community Engagement and Services
Additional Positions at AUAmerican Studies, Winter 2010
Government, Winter 2010
Marcy Fink Campos joined AU’s Center for Community Engagement & Service in 2004. As Director, she oversees all office programs and serves as the liaison to the Office of Campus Life, Academic Affairs, and to other campuses involved in community-based learning initiatives. In addition, she teaches a class in the American Studies and Government Departments entitled The Latino Community of the DC Metropolitan Area.
For over 30 years, Ms Campos has lived and worked in the DC Metropolitan Area. She has extensive experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sector through her work with National Council of La Raza and the NeighborWorks Network.
Ms. Campos has also worked extensively in Central and South America on participatory evaluation projects, the development of women's leadership, and strengthening community-based organizations. She has been a teacher in public and private schools in DC and Maryland, a trainer in various adult education programs, and an Adjunct Professor at American University.
DegreesED. S in Evaluation of Social Programs, Stanford University; Master of Arts in International Education and Development, Stanford University School of Education; Bachelor of Arts, History, Secondary Teaching Certification, University of Michigan
Partnerships & Affiliations
Next Step Charter School, Washington, DC
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching, Teaching for Change, Washington, D.C., March 2004. Authored chapter entitled “Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can,” based upon the book by the same title, by Diana Cohn. Discusses how to bring social justice issues into the elementary school classroom. The bilingual lesson plan for teachers is posted on www.cincopuntos.com.
- “Teaching as an Art and Science: The Use of Innovative Training Methods,” Stone Soup, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Summer 1992, Washington, D.C.
- "Women and Popular Education in Latin America," chapter of Women and Education in Latin America: Knowledge, Power, and Change, Editor: Dr. Nelly P. Stromquist, University of Southern California. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., Boulder, Colorado, 1992.
- "Issues and Tensions in Popular Education in Latin America," International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1991, Great Britain.
- "Mothers Lead Health Projects in Chile," AFSC Quaker Service Bulletin, No. 156, Vol. 68, Winter 1987.
- La Evaluación Participativa: Aplicada en Programas de Salud, Centro De Investigación y Desarrollo de la Educación, Chile, Mayo 1987.
“Bridging Classroom and Community: Bringing Community-Based Learning and Teaching to Your Syllabus,” Ann Ferren Teaching Conference, American University, January 2009.
“University/Community Partnerships: Rhetoric or Reality?” Community Research and Learning Network (CoRAL) Annual Conference, American University, April 2007.
"A New Perspective on Technology Transfer: Bringing Home Successful Field Projects from the Developing World," Panelist at InterAction Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia, April 1992.
"Education and Women in Latin America," Panelist at Comparative International Education Society Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, March 1992.
"Popular Education in Latin America," Panel organizer and presenter at Latin American Studies Association, Miami, Florida, December 1989.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Inter-American Foundation Master's Fellowship, Santiago, Chile, 1985. Study of evaluation and community participation in nonformal health education programs in urban shantytowns.
The Dawn of the People, Green Valley Films, Nicaragua, Central America and Vermont, summer 1980. Served as guide and interpreter to team of filmmakers producing a 30-minute documentary about the National Literacy Crusade of Nicaragua
AU News and Achievements
Program Gives Students Credit for Community Service
More than 50 students earn extra credit this semester as part of the Community Service Learning Program....