Interested in collaborating with local organizations? Want to address issues in the community but not sure where to start?
This month we’re highlighting Scholar Shop at CCESL! Scholar Shop is a platform that connects students, faculty, and staff with local organizations to collaborate on projects that address community-identified interests. Each Scholar Shop project is based on a project idea first proposed by an organization then further explored with a student and/or faculty partner. Collaborations over the past years have included creative work, research, and data collection which have addressed a myriad of topics such as food equity, arts education, mental health, and more.
How does it work?
Once you’ve expressed interest in a Scholar Shop collaboration, we’ll identify and connect you to those whose interests align and have relevant experience. Once a team has been “matched,” the work can begin!
How to Get Started
Students, faculty, & staff can use the Scholar Shop Community Partners database to see our current community partners and the projects they actively need help with. Organizations interested in becoming a community partner and being listed in the database can reach out to the Scholar Shop Coordinator at email@example.com.
To get started or to learn more, visit the CCESL Scholar Shop page.
Scholar Shop Past Projects
Read two stories on how students utilized Scholar Shop to find a community partner to collaborate with.
Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good – Public Good Impact — Erin Haseley and Robyn Thomas Pitts partnered with A Little Help through the Scholar Shop to help to the organization through evaluation technical assistance by DU Graduate Students in The Evaluating for the Greater Good Fellowship.
A Resource for Victim Service Agencies Looking for Research Findings – Trauma Research Notes — Kelly Miller details her journey at DU and developing an interest in victim advocacy. She was able to partner with Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance through a connection made by the Scholar Shop.