Faculty Alert: Why Activity Insight Matters for CCESL

At CCESL, we field questions regularly about the breadth and depth of faculty community engagement. Say, how many community-engaged courses are offered at DU? Or how many scholarly products are produced with support from Public Good Funds? More often than not, we are certain that our answers dramatically under-estimate the real scope of DU faculty’s … Continue reading Faculty Alert: Why Activity Insight Matters for CCESL

Connecting Change Makers: The ABC(D)’s of Community Engagement

By: Katy Constantinides, International Studies and Gender and Women Studies, Scholar Shop Last year, my desire to be more involved with CCESL brought me to the page of Scholar Shop projects waiting to be picked up. When I decided to work with the Episcopal Church of Denver on a report to learn more about Asset-Based … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: The ABC(D)’s of Community Engagement

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: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

By: Cate Daniels, undergraduate student, International Studies Thanks to funding from an Advancing Comunity Engaged (ACE) student scholars grant, my project partner and I were able to establish a program called Growing Together. We worked together with two of the local STRIVE Prep charter schools. These institutions provide a quality education for kindergartener through 12th … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

Tackling Grand Challenges: Expanding Literacy with Community Partners

By: Maya Piñón, Spanish and Political Science WRIT Engagement Corps (WEC) is a DU student-led group that aims to create mutually beneficial university-community partnerships centered on writing, reading, and literacy activities.  With the support of an Advancing Community- Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars Grant,  WEC sponsored a book fair at Grant Beacon Middle School (GBMS) in April. This … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Expanding Literacy with Community Partners