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CMCI partners with other higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and community organizations to build a college that is more diverse and inclusive. If you are part of an organization interested in collaborating, contact a member of our team and share your ideas! Here are some examples of outreach initiatives already underway.

Connections: CMCI Summer Academy
Scheduled to launch in July 2020, this new residential summer outreach program will introduce CMCI to a diverse group of Colorado high school students. The goal is to foster enduring connections with students and communities who may not readily imagine CU Boulder as an option for their future. Participants will engage with CMCI faculty, graduate students, and peer mentors to explore creative ways to tell their stories through a range of media forms, including digital storytelling, podcasting, data visualizations, creative writing and other types of media. The program is designed to offer an exciting taste of life on a college campus, boost student skills and confidence, and cultivate long-term relationships. Connections also offers a direct path to CMCI for those participants who ultimately experience a match with the college. For more information, contact Sara Jamieson.

Summer Partnerships
We offer two summer programs that serve high school students, in association with CU’s Pre-Collegiate Development Program, which is tailored to first-generation and other underrepresented students.

  • Fundamentals in CMCI, a course that introduces students to the majors and specialties within the college
  • broadcasting course that provides instruction in broadcast journalism and social media skills. This is part of CU’s Upward Bound Program, which serves Native American youth.

Community Outreach and Undergraduate Recruitment
Shelby Javernick, CMCI's recruitment and outreach manager, and David Martinez, CMCI's coordinator of inclusive excellence and outreach, work closely with high schools in the Denver metro area as well as surrounding cities and rural communities. CMCI staff and students also visit national high schools. Most recently, the college is launching “Home for the Holidays,” a program where CMCI students visit their own high schools to promote CMCI in partnership with our recruitment efforts.

If you are interested in working with CMCI on recruitment, please contact us.