NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change

April 01, 2019

The National Communication Association (NCA) invites applications from college and university Communication Departments and/or Communication Centers to serve as host of NCA’s Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change (CCCC) for a two-year period.

The CCCC seeks to facilitate partnerships with community-based organizations that create sustainable change for underrepresented and/or vulnerable communities through the production and application of communication-related scholarship and practice that lead to measurable outcomes for its community partners. The CCCC believes that when the best of communication praxis is coupled with community-based social justice efforts, communities tend to benefit.

The CCCC supports its mission (through its host institution) in three ways:

  • A micro-grants funding program that supports community-based projects with potential for significant community impact. These projects must involve close partnerships among university partners, community partners, and organizations serving those communities (when relevant).
  • An NCA Annual Convention preconference at which grant recipients share the results of their community-based partnership research. The preconference occurs during the second year of the two-year hosting period.
  • An NCA publication that is tied to the funded projects and created for public consumption.

The deadline to apply to serve as CCCC host is April 1, 2019. For full information and application requirements, view the Request for Proposals. Send applications and inquiries to LaKesha Anderson at