University of Colorado Boulder

Participatory Action Research

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“As a senior in this participatory research project, it makes me proud to graduate and leave some improvements for younger Buff generations. I love being able to interact with other students on campus and ask them about their experiences here at CU…” – Melissa Arreola Peña, CU Ethnic Studies Major, with minors in Women & Gender Studies and Political Science 

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CU Dialogues

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“Students hear immigrant experiences first-hand and remember; hearing stories of immigration from people who work in the building and whom they see every day puts the issue of immigration in front of them; it’s an issue that most of them did not pay much attention to until taking this class and being able to get to know/interact with immigrants makes the issue real to them.” 

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Public Achievement

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“My experience with PA has influenced both my coursework and future plans…By understanding the notion of a democracy in terms other than politics, I have been inspired to support the voices of those who are under-represented or ignored and to encourage children to take an active role in participating for change.  I also grew as a person, and learned so much about myself…”

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INVST Community Studies 

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“INVST taught me the skills to actively listen, but also the ideology to be humble, to seek out another’s view and stories before sharing my own.”

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Puksta Applications due Jan 31, 2015!

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Puksta Scholars are CU-Boulder students who serve as catalysts for positive change in the campus culture and in local communities, while acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences necessary for ethical, responsible citizenship upon graduation. 

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2014-2015 Puksta Application

Critical Civic Inquiry Summer Institute

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“Prior to being involved in the institute, I believed that doing research was looking at what others had said about a certain topic, not being an individual producer of knowledge. I gained so much experience working with youth and helping lead programs without being overbearing and lecturing constantly.”    – Josie Valadez, CU student and CCI teacher, double-major in Ethnic Studies and Psychology, double-minor in Education and Women & Gender Studies

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