Highlighting Scholar Shop and Successful Partnerships

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, … Continue reading Highlighting Scholar Shop and Successful Partnerships

Bridging Learning and Doing: Colorado Quechua Cultural Outreach/ Peruvian Sheepherder Project

By: Alison Krögel, Associate Professor, Andean Literary and Cultural Studies; Department of Spanish Language, Literary & Cultural Studies (SLLCS) Since 2013, I have collaborated with various organizations on issues related to Peruvian sheepherders who work in remote regions of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West under the auspices of the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Colorado Quechua Cultural Outreach/ Peruvian Sheepherder Project

Amplifying University-Community Voices: Writing by/as Design: DU Student Partnership with Digital Agency Elevation Web

By Libby Catchings, Assistant Teaching Professor, University Writing Program The Clinic for Writing and the Public Good amplifies the voices of writing-centric organizations to benefit nonprofits, social movement leaders, and academics in ways that are accessible and inclusive. Driven by student writing and research, the clinic conducts that work by showcasing community partners’ best (writing) … Continue reading Amplifying University-Community Voices: Writing by/as Design: DU Student Partnership with Digital Agency Elevation Web

Connecting Change Makers: SAINTS OF FAILURE

By Ryan Conarro, Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre In April 2021, with the support of the DU Grand Challenges (DUGC) Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholarship Grant program, SAINTS OF FAILURE was presented at Historic Grant Avenue Church in South Denver. Co-produced by the DU Department of Theatre and Generator Theater Company, SAINTS OF … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: SAINTS OF FAILURE

Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good

By: Erin Haseley, Graduate Student, Research Methods and Statistics; Robyn Thomas Pitts, Assistant Professor, Evaluation & Mixed Methods Research The Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) program in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) prepares students to “use data as a tool for promoting…the public good.” In a series of community-engaged courses on evaluation research taught … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good

Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

By: Rebecca Galemba, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies Supported by a CCESL mini-grant, my Winter 2020 Qualitative Methods course paired Korbel MA graduate students in community-based research partnerships with immigrant and labor rights organizations in the Denver area. In the course, students learn-by-doing - drawing on class readings, strong partnerships, and practical experience … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

Investing in Discover: Creative Youth Voice Project with GrowHaus

By Esteban Gómez, Assistant Professor, Anthropology During the Summer of 2019, Professor Esteban Gómez (Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology), Dr. Cara DiEnno (Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning), and students from the University of Denver partnered with staff from The GrowHaus to develop a Creative Youth Voice Project that would allow high school students to … Continue reading Investing in Discover: Creative Youth Voice Project with GrowHaus

Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

By: María Islas-López, Visiting Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) Evidence shows that work training and employment programs can lead to greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals living in low-income and high-poverty neighborhoods. Yet, for training and employment programs to succeed, they need to consider the aspirations of program participants. The Sun … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley