Early Career Interest Group

Meeting Information

We meet the first Friday of every month* at 10am US Pacific / 1pm US Eastern.   Time Zone Converter

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.


For November 2021's Monthly Meeting, see flyer invite below, and email infoscra@scra27.org to receive meeting access.



For December 2021's Monthly Meeting, see flyer invite below, and email infoscra@scra27.org to receive meeting access.



October 2021's Monthly Meeting professional development, set the foundation for determining elements of a meaningful career path.


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 the first Friday of every month at 10am US Pacific / 1pm US Eastern.

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

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