Student Opportunities

Think. Connect. Act. Reflect.

Through the DU Grand Challenges (DUGC) initiative, CCESL provides opportunities for students to engage in meaningful collaborations with communities. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and commitments to become agents of collaborative change, believing in their power to act in concert with others.


Get Funding to Support Your Project 

Students can apply for an Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars Grant to support research or creative work projects that are collaborations with community partners and are faculty-mentored.  

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Be a Student Scholar

DUGC Student Scholars are undergraduate students who want to learn more about the issues that matter to them, how to apply their academic learning to those issues, and develop concrete skills and tools for making change in partnership with communities. 

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Community-Engaged Fellows Program

Community-Engaged Fellows are DU advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate advocates for the public purpose of higher education and DU’s public good mission.

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Join a Community of Practice

The Community of Practice for graduate students is a small cohort of cross-campus graduate students who are incorporating community-engaged methods into their scholarly work.

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Come to an Event

CCESL holds multiple events and workshops to learn, connect, and collaborate with others at DU and in the local community who are interested in community engagement. There are opportunities to get involved in impactful work and engage in meaningful dialogue that moves towards concrete action. 

CCESL News & Events