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Outreach Programs

Nearly 13,500 CU-Boulder students participate in some form of community service.

  • In total, CU-Boulder professors and students touch 335,000 Coloradans in 37 counties with outreach programs ranging from K–12 education, to water quality studies, to on-campus mental health and legal assistance programs.
  • CU-Boulder was featured in the 2009 book The Guide to Service Learning Colleges and Universities for its significant track record integrating community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
  • The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities is supporting the Crow Nations in Montana to develop a sustainable housing industry.
  • The Contemporary Dance Works is a graduate dance company that brings innovative dance performances and classes to areas of the state that have minimal exposure to dance.
  • The Colorado Math Circle, Dance Outreach Initiatives, and Saturday Physics Series are examples of the 24 faculty-directed outreach projects funded by the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee.
  • The Opera Theatre Singers is the student outreach group of the CU-Boulder Opera program.
  • The Attention, Behavior, and Learning Clinic in the Department of Psychology provides comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents in Boulder and surrounding communities.
  • Engineers Without Borders-USA, created in 2001 by CU-Boulder civil engineering professor Bernard Amadei, has become a global engineering movement. EWB-USA partners with villages in developing countries to improve their quality of life through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects.