Connecting Change-Makers: ACE Grants and Scholar Shop Synergy

By: Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, CCESL There’s no doubt about it—COVID has made doing community-engaged work more difficult, especially for students who are newer to the work. After all, community engagement is all about relationships. Building relationships to advance toward research, creative work, and learning is tough when the in-person meetings and … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: ACE Grants and Scholar Shop Synergy

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

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Students Create Learning Materials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Christy Rossi, Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology This autumn, psychology students enrolled in the "Autism Spectrum Disorder" class created learning materials for children with autism that attend The Joshua School, a nearby school for individuals with developmental disabilities.  The project was supported by a mini-grant from Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Students Create Learning Materials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder