Group Engagement and Facilitation Activities

  • Group Engagement Activities [PDF]
  • About: Use this guide to learn about different activities you can do to increase engagement in your group. Some activities are designed to help everyone get to know one another and network while others support sharing ideas and content development.

Coffee Chats

  • Coffee Chats [PDF]
  • About: Are you interested in co-hosting a coffee chat with us? Invite community members, researchers, and other interested folk to an informal gathering with food and conversation! Learn more about coffee chats using this guide.


  • Consultation Form
  • ¬†About: The Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement program offers consultations with researchers and community members to support community-engaged research, implementation, and evaluation projects. This includes helping community organizations identify methods and measures for evaluation, providing tips on developing community advisory boards, identifying strategies for building community engagement into study design, and providing feedback on community-engaged grant proposals. Please use this form to set up a brief consultation with our team.

Community Gathering Spaces

  • Nubian Markets cafe
  • We have successfully held a coffee chat at the Nubian Markets cafe in Roxbury and we recommend using their gathering space if you are ever looking to hold community-centered events.