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Interdisciplinary team receives IGP grant


Published on Sep 09, 2020


IGP Team Members
From left to right: Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto, Joan Harrell, Jennifer Jettner, Danilea Werner, Carolyn W. Robinson, Onikia Brown, and Chippewa Thomas.


A partnership between Auburn University and Lee County Youth Development Center (LCYDC) “Fostering Communities in the Kitchen and Garden” was awarded a 2020 IGP Interdisciplinary Team Research Grant. “Fostering Communities” provides foster youths with cooking skills, nutrition education, horticultural training, and digital narrative journalism techniques. The program supports young adults who leave the foster care system and transition to independent living in Lee County, Alabama. “Fostering Communities” is a community-engaged, research-based evaluation and teaching initiative developed by a team of Auburn University faculty. Team members from across campus include Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto (Foreign Languages and Literatures), Joan Harrell (Journalism), Jennifer Jettner and Danilea Werner (Social Work), Carolyn W. Robinson (Horticulture), Onikia Brown (Nutrition), and Chippewa Thomas (University Outreach).

Last Updated: November 07, 2019