By: Tara C. Raines, Associate Professor, Morgridge College of Education; Jalen Taylor, Program Development Director, National Black Child Development, Institute (Denver Chapter); Cierra Townsend, Ph.D Student, Morgridge College of Education Research indicates that creating affirming and inclusive learning environments for Black children is crucial for preventing the classroom conditions that lead to the use of … Continue reading Continuing the Sankofic Journey to Inclusive and Affirming Early Care & Learning Environments for Black Children
By: Anne P. DePrince, CCESL Director, Professor of Psychology The summer months for an office like CCESL stay busy with an extraordinary amount of planning for the year ahead. As we simultaneously finish up internal evaluations of programs from the previous academic year, we integrate what we learned from the previous year into planning for … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Updates on Antiracism and Anti-Oppression Reviews at CCESL
By: Andrea Stanton, Associate Professor, Religious Studies This project brought together faculty members from the University of Denver and Colorado Academy to develop collections of short stories and personal narratives that reflect different aspects of American diversity with support from CCESL’s Public Good Fund. The goal was to then offer these collections to instructors of … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Our Diverse America
By Barbekka Hurtt, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences The Health Professions Highway (HPH) program was honored to receive Public Good grant funding from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) to run the HPH program for a second year in summer 2018. This funding allowed Biological Sciences faculty members Barbekka Hurtt … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success
By Bonnie Clark, Anthropology The DU Amache Project strives to responsibly research, interpret, and preserve the physical remains of Colorado’s World War II Japanese American internment camp. This work happens in the field, through archaeology at the site and community consultations, in the museum, with collections management and exhibits, and in the classroom, where students … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: DU Amache Project
The Korbel Asylum Project (KAP) has completed its second year! Operating thanks in part to the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL's) Public Good Fund, KAP is a collaboration of student human rights researchers and pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers in the Denver area. In this partnership, student researchers investigate the conditions of asylum seekers’ countries of origin and produce comprehensive country condition reports to support the plausibility of asylum seekers’ claims in their asylum applications. Country condition reports on asylum seekers' home countries are a critical element of an asylum application and can be prohibitively costly for indigent asylum seekers and their pro bono attorneys. However, with free country condition reports, KAP is able to provide these asylum seekers and their attorneys with research that they would otherwise be unable to afford.