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Community Engagement Programs

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications partners with several organizations on community engagement, research and outreach to high school students, health communities and underserved populations.

High School Programs

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Kansas Scholastic Press Association

The KSPA is a nonprofit organization composed of Kansas scholastic journalism students and teachers. The KSPA is committed to excellence in journalism at all levels and provides a support system through its contests, conferences and scheduled activities.
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Jayhawk Media Workshop

The Jayhawk Media Workshop is a five-day summer camp for high school students hosted by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Students interested in journalism, yearbook and photography have fun while learning multimedia skills.
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Native Storytelling Workshop

The workshop brings Native American high school students from across the country to the KU campus for four days to introduce them to the field of journalism and explore ways that storytelling skills offer opportunities to give back to Native communities.

Underserved Populations

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Center for Digital Inclusion

The Center for Digital Inclusion facilitates scholarship, education and collaborative partnerships aimed at enhancing citizens’ digital access and information literacy, especially among underserved populations, and supporting them to engage in social, economic, political and cultural activities.
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Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications established C.E.H.C.U.P. to promote communicator training as well as collaborative research and service to the community to address health disparities in the state of Kansas and abroad.