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A photo of Ghazal Ghazi, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Ghazal Ghazi

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the fifth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Megan Bauerle, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Megan Bauerle

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the fourth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Camille Dantzler, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Camille Dantzler

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the third in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Cailee Beltran., a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Cailee Beltran

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the second in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Roger Davis, Jr., a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Roger Davis, Jr.

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the first in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

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Grant Application Period Extended: CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Opportunities

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative team has extended the application deadline for its Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums opportunities. The Library intends to award up to three Libraries, Archives, Museums grants and up to three Higher Education grants. We will award up to $50,000 for each grant and will support projects of up to …

A woman records a young man speaking as they sit together at a table

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Introducing Erika Gault

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We are pleased to announce that Erika Gault has joined the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) as a program specialist. We interviewed Erika about her role in CCDI, her experience in digital ethnography and Black Cultural Studies, and the opportunities she sees with digital initiatives at the Library.  CCDI is supported by a generous grant …

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Community Collections Grants Recipients: Foodways in Chicago with Jorge Félix

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This blog series features the 2022 recipients of the AFC’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting their cultural documentation projects over the course of this first, grant-period year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which seeks to create new opportunities for more Americans to engage …

A woman records a young man speaking as they sit together at a table

Celebrating Now: CCDI’s Summer Fuse Event

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

On July 6th, the Library of Congress hosted the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI)’s Summer Fuse, a hybrid event which celebrated the initiative’s inaugural grantees. CCDI is a four-year program encouraging creative uses of the Library’s digital collections to center the histories, lives and experiences of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific …