Transforming Community Engagement

By: Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, CCESL; Kathleen Ferrick, Program Manager, CCESL At CCESL, we talk about community engagement as a strategic approach to research, teaching, and service that addresses public problems through collaborative, mutually beneficial community partnerships. We believe that, done well, community engagement has transformative potential for faculty, students, communities, and … Continue reading Transforming Community Engagement

Tackling Grand Challenges: Wrapping Up A Community Table

By: Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, CCESL It’s hard to believe that another A Community Table has come and gone. When the steering committee began planning back in Fall 2019, we couldn’t have imagined what Spring 2020 had in store. If anything, we worried about a late spring snowstorm dampening turnout (forgive the … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Wrapping Up A Community Table

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Reflection From a Recent Puksta Graduate

By: Blanche Ndoutou, Criminology, Puksta Scholars Program At first, Puksta was just a financial aid opportunity. However, it was not difficult to figure out that Puksta would become my community for the rest of my college career. It was at the biweekly meetings where we would eat together, meditate, and share what was happening in … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Reflection From a Recent Puksta Graduate