CU Engage Inspires Local Legacies

PA is a nationwide program that has a branch within CU Engage — the university’s Center for Community Based Learning and Research — which encourages middle and high school students to address social issues in their communities. In the program, groups of seventh through 12th graders are paired with college...

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CU ENGAGE: CU Boulder's Center for Community-Based Learning and Research


CU Engage collaborates with communities, schools, and organizations to address complex public challenges. We facilitate the development of equity-oriented partnerships that sustain engaged learning and mutually beneficial community-based research.


We are guided by these core values: 
Equity & Inclusion | Reciprocity | Public Impact | Democracy

The Center for Community Based Learning and Research (CU Engage)'s Dr. Johanna Maes (she, her, hers), of the Multicultural Leadership Scholar program and the Director of Master's in Higher Education and a Senior Instructor in the School of Education presented an Ed Talk this Spring on her experiences as a Chicana at CU Boulder aa a student and now faculty member. This talk invites participants to experience the educational journeys of yesterday and today’s first-generation Chicana/o students at a predominately white institution, noting their legacy and political courage needed to not only survive but thrive. This talk also recognizes how the more things change in our world for these populations, the more they remain the same in higher education.

View or listen to the talk here