Collaborative Engagement

Tulane is rooted in the idea that looking outwards leads to impactful, real-world solutions that make a difference in the lives of others. Our contributions to society are evident in the lives we transform and problems we solve. We are driven by knowing all of the good we can accomplish with integrity, freedom of expression, partnership and engagement with our community, our region and our world.

Center for Youth Equity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Tulane University a five-year grant to establish the Center for Youth Equity, a hub for youth violence prevention work using a multidisciplinary, culturally responsive approach rooted in equity and community engagement. The New Orleans Center for Youth Equity (CYE) is the first CDC-funded National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention in the Gulf South and one of only five in the country.

A group at Youth Violence Prevention Center.

“Learning through multidisciplinary collaborations and engagement with community leaders and culture bearers is central to the Tulane experience and is the Mellon program’s primary goal."

– PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. FITTS

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Book Fest brings literary luminaries to Tulane

Jenna Bush Hager interviews author John Grisham during “An Evening with John Grisham” during the New Orleans Book Festival.
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The inaugural three-day festival featured readings, panel discussions, symposia and keynote speeches from national and local authors. It provided an opportunity for authors and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world. Thousands of readers flocked to campus March 10-12 to enjoy the words, wit and wisdom of bestselling local and national authors as well as scholars from across the widest spectrum of genres.

Expanding Community-engaged Humanities Program

Thanks to a new $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship based at the School of Liberal Arts is set to widen its scope to include undergraduates, new community relationships through more public events and more groundbreaking work on a national level.