Riverrun Foundation funds four very modest fellowships for English department graduate students each year (three for travel to research collections and one for the best syllabus for a literature course — enabling the student to teach a 200-level literature course in the department). The condition of the fellowship is that the students engage in a community-oriented brief presentation of their projects, free and open to the public. This is held every fall — sometimes in Talking Leaves Books, Burchfield Penney Art Center, or The Mansion on Delaware.
City Voices, City Visions Film Festival in June 2012 was the 5th annual celebration of student digital video screenings and awards as the community engagement activity of City Voices, City Visions (CVCV) Digital Video (DV) Composing project. CVCV DV Composing project is designed to bring into the classroom the 21st-century digital composing tools to engage students in learning. The film festival showcased talents and achievements of middle and high school students from Western New York schools who created digital videos in classrooms. Support for this project has been provided by the Graduate School of Education.