Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning

The Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning (CCESL) supports students, faculty, staff, and community partners interested in doing community-engaged work by providing resources and programming that promote far-reaching and sustainable outcomes for the public good. 

What does CCESL do?

Connect People & Projects

Want to address issues in your community but not sure where to start? CCESL's Scholar Shop is a great resource students, faculty, staff, and community partners can use to connect with each other and collaborate on projects that address community-identified issues. 

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Opportunities for Students

CCESL offers multiple pathways for students to hone their skills in becoming agents of collaborative change through student programs, professional development workshops, community events, and grants for course projects.

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Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

CCESL offers workshops, grants, events, consultation, and other resources to support faculty and staff seeking to use community-engaged methods in their work.

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DU Grand Challenges Initiative

A university-wide initiative powered by CCESL, DU Grand Challenges (DUGC) supports community-engaged work that builds toward our vision of a world in which all communities thrive. The most urgent and persistent problems challenging our communities cannot be solved alone. We must work together. Partner. Collaborate. Reach across boundaries. That’s the belief and hopeful calling of DU Grand Challenges, that together we can develop, implement, and pursue actions that make a real impact for our communities. 

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