Service Learning and Civic Engagement Programs

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  • Alternative Breaks Alternative Breaks, a program of the Volunteer Resource Center, sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during academic breaks. Students learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they may otherwise have had little or no direct contact. This immersion in diverse environments enables students to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way, ultimately, moving students towards action in making a positive impact in their own communities...
  • American Indian Histories in the National Park Service The Center of the American West (CAW) and the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), are embarking on an interdisciplinary project to assess how NPS can expand and deepen the ways it interprets American Indian histories. Our primary goals for the project are: 1) to apply current academic scholarship on American Indian histories (by Natives and non-Natives) to the practical activities of the National Park Service, an institution that conveys history to millions of visitors each year; and 2) to encourage inclusive and rigorous public history related to the traditional land use, displacement, and ongoing survival of American Indians...
  • American Music Research Center The American Music Research Center is a joint venture of the University Libraries and College of Music devoted to the discovery of new information about American music and to the sharing of those discoveries with the wider community. The AMRC sponsors concerts and scholarly activities related to American music of all kinds such as its annual journal and guest speakers featured at annual symposia.
  • Aquetza Youth Leadership, Education, and Community Empowerment Program Aquetza is a free, one-week summer residential program on the campus of CU-Boulder which will provide high school students with strong ties to Chican@/Latin@ and historically marginalized communities from across Colorado with an interactive, academic enrichment experience focused on engaging youth in examining the history, literature, health science, and relevant social and political issues surrounding their cultural communities, through rigorous academic work in ethnic studies, writing, reading, and science...
  • ArtsBridge ArtsBridge is a community service learning project that engages public school students in hands-on arts education within the framework of the classroom. High performing undergraduate and graduate art students provide exemplary models of arts teaching while focusing on integrating arts across the curricula. Teachers and college students develop projects collaboratively based on the needs and goals of each classroom including math, science and the humanities with art based concepts...
  • Boulder County Latino History Project This community-based project documents and shares the experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. In Stage 1 of the project, 2013 - 2014, 10 Latino high school and college Interns and 95 adult volunteers produced or assembled a wide variety of sources: oral history interviews and other biographical material; family photographs; information from old newspapers, school records, and U...
  • Center for Asian Studies - Campus and Community Outreach The Center for Asian Studies encourages and supports Asian area scholarship across disciplinary and university boundaries. Our mission is to support faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asian Studies and to disseminate knowledge of Asia in the community and schools. As part of this mission, the Center for Asian Studies hosts numerous symposia, talks, performances, and presentations each year...
  • Center for Asian Studies K-12 Outreach The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries. Through its three principal K-12 outreach programs, CAS annually offers opportunities for teachers ranging from Saturday workshops to credit-bearing professional development courses to summer study tours...
  • Center of the American West The Center of the American West, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of the region's most creative and innovative organizations in identifying and addressing such crucial issues as multiculturalism, community building, fire policy, and land, water, and energy use. The Center brings together, for meaningful conversation and interaction, people as diverse as the American West itself...
  • Classics 101 with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Learn all about the plays in CSF's 2016 season from the experts - our dramaturgs. A dramaturg is a theatre scholar who researches a play. Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturgs for behind-the-scenes discussions on the productions presented. This informal lecture series is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays...
  • Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom The Archaeology in the Classroom project provides hands-on teaching kits containing real and reproduction artifacts, tools, and standards-based curriculum for teachers and schools around the state; a classroom presentation with hands-on objects and activities focusing on the early peoples of Colorado and the science of archaeology; and a Discovery Kit focusing on the Ancestral Pueblo people of Colorado, featuring real and reproduction artifacts, maps, and lessons for rental at the museum...
  • Colorado European Union Center of Excellence The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) promotes understanding of the European Union (EU) and transatlantic (EU-US) relations through teaching, research and outreach activities at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the broader Mountain West region. The CEUCE was founded in 2008 with the support of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington, DC, and represents one of eight institutions forming the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States...
  • Continuing Education at CU-Boulder The mission of the Division of Continuing Education is to provide quality, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Continuing Education provides students with financial aid planning, academic advising, career counseling, registration, and other helpful services...
  • CU Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance - Dance Program Outreach The CU-Boulder Dance Outreach Program seeks to build vital connections among all Coloradans and CU Boulder Dance Division Faculty and Students by providing interdisciplinary movement workshops, technique classes, informal and formal performances and on campus events to K-12 schools as well as higher education and retirement communities. For further information on any of the programs listed below, contact Peg Posnick at thdnoutreach@colorado...
  • CU Boulder Peak to Peak Magicians, mystics, mischief-makers and messiahs take center stage in the brand new CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies, a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society, in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative.
  • CU on the Weekend CU on the Weekend is a series of one-day community programs that are free and open to the public. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to interact with some of CU-Boulder's most accomplished and dynamic faculty and learn more about their teaching, research, and creative work. These programs allow for in-depth conversations on a range of engaging subjects...
  • CU-Boulder Theatre Tour: The Odyssey Remixed The Department of Theatre and Dance - Division of Theatre continues its tradition of taking the magic of live theatre to Front Range K-12 schools, community centers and retirement communities with another outreach tour during the Spring of 2017. This project brings brief adaptations (normally no more than 50 minutes in length) of literary or dramatic works to groups who are either new to the art form of theatre or have limited access to it...
  • CU/Pojoaque Youth Culture Camp The CU/Pojoaque Youth Culture Camp is part of an on-going collaboration between the Department of Anthropology and the Pueblo of Pojoaque, a federally-recognized American Indian tribe. In 2017, the camp will once again take place in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology's Summer Archaeological Field School (ANTH 4350) during Summer Session A...
  • Dennis Small Cultural Center The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. DSCC serves the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. The center is committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students...
  • Discover Native Americans (recommended for preK - 2nd grades) Discover the prehistoric Native Americans of Southwest Colorado through observing, matching, comparing, and sorting. This program includes time to explore the Museum's Discovery Corner. Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...