Early Career Interest Group

Meeting Information

We meet once a month. This year we will vary the days and times based on our meeting poll results.*  

We will have guest speakers presenting at the October and November monthly meetings, and three guest speakers presenting on September 29th, October 14th, and November 2nd.

Next meeting: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3pm - 4pm US Pacific  Time Zone Converter

November Meeting: Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10am - 11am US Pacific

December Celebration: Save the Date - Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10am US Pacific

The ECIG uses a private Zoom line, select the link below, scroll down to the calendar, select the green ECIG calendar link to retrieve the meeting information. You must be logged into your SCRA account to access the calendar.


*Prefer a different day and time? Complete our meeting availability poll.

Overview of ECIG

The purpose of the ECIG is to support early career SCRA members from graduate school students up to ten years after graduation, working in academy, practice, or practice/academy integration, as community researchers, practitioners, scholars, faculty, advocates, and activists, etc. in community psychology and/or related community-focused fields. We also welcome undergraduate students interested in learning future pathways to early career development.

The primary goals of this interest group are to:

  1. Maintain a socially supportive early career community
  2. Support early career professional development through mentorship, research collaborations, professional development offerings, and publication opportunities
  3. Identify opportunities for early career professionals to contribute to ECIG projects, hold ECIG leadership positions, and support the SCRA community
  4. Promote recognition of early career professional accomplishments, social justice advocacy, and community contributions

Joining and Attending

To join the ECIG, please subscribe to the ECIG listserv at infoscra@scra27.org.

The ECIG currently meets once a month, dates and times will vary.

Prefer a different day and time? Complete our meeting availability poll.


Writing: Interested in writing collaborations? ECIG hosts a quarterly column in The Community Psychologist
Contributing Author Template 

Research: Interested in sharing your research? ECIG welcomes, along with other Interest Groups, your 1-2 minute videos introducing yourself and summarizing your current or ongoing research.

Leadership: Interested in ECIG leadership? ECIG mentors leaders through the project leadership initiatives in professional development and professional community building (fka networking).

Early Career Listserv

To subscribe the Early Career Interest Group email, just send an email to infoscra@scra27.org.

And follow SCRA on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for Early Career meetings and events.


Chair: Vernita Perkins, PhD

Co-Chair: Shereé Bielecki

Co-Chair: Jordan Russell