According to the 2013 census, one in four Americans does not have internet access at home, and those with the lowest median income rates are most affected. The digital divide problem in Lafayette puts low-income students at a disadvantage, a reality that hit close to home for Balkarn (Kern) Shahi, who grew up in Lafayette and attended local public schools.
Pati Hernandez’s Facebook page recently sent her a reminder about where she was two years ago — in a practicum classroom as an education student. The reminder was fitting as graduation looms and considering that classroom experience solidified her aspirations of becoming a teacher.
This summer, faculty and staff from across campus participated in the first-ever Student Affairs Service Days. Seventy participants volunteered with four local organizations over three different days, donating 246 hours of their time.
Every summer, a new cohort of INVST students at CU Boulder travels throughout the southwestern United States to learn about a specific topic and take action. This year’s theme is sustainability.