Public and community-engaged scholarship springs into action

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By Gretchen Minekime


This spring Community Impact Grants and Micro Grants were awarded that will positively impact science, music, literacy, ethics, and math education in Colorado K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations. We also funded a community college research partnership in the biosciences, as well as arts and humanities programming both in Colorado and internationally.  

By the numbers:

  • Community Impact Grants: 10 grants, $29K total 
  • Micro Grants: 4 grants, $8K total  
  • Community members impacted: 2,350 
  • Community partner organizations involved: 33 
  • CU Boulder faculty, students, and staff involved: 110 
  • CU Boulder departments/units involved: Environmental Studies, Musicology, Geography, CMCI, Theatre & Dance, Philosophy, School of Education, Psychology/Neuroscience, CU Science Discovery, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, Colorado Shakespeare Festival 
  • Locations reached: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Pueblo, Logan, and Montezuma counties in Colorado, as well as the countries of Nepal, Mexico, and the United Kingdom