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Research Hub contributes to new Youth Organizing Field Scan

June 21, 2021

Young activists gained media attention in 2020 for their calls for racial reckoning, immigration rights, and new climate policies. But contrary to popular accounts, youth activism was neither a spontaneous response to current events nor due to the heroic work of individual students. For the past twenty years, young people...


Developing Partnerships for Social Change

March 22, 2021

Although research and inquiry have historically been essential parts of grassroots social movements, the contemporary university is not always compatible with the kinds of research that activists call for. In response, the Research Hub has taken an approach that allows the university to be used in service of those seeking...

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A joint statement condemning white supremacy at the U.S. Capitol

Feb. 2, 2021


Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020

The Research Hub for Youth Organizing stands collectively as one people, in support of the recent protests across the nation. There is no excuse for the misuse of power and police brutality. There are no words to express the depth of our sorrow for the families and communities of George...

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Collaborating with Youth Organizing Groups and Networks

Sept. 24, 2017

The Research Hub collaborates closely with youth organizing groups and network and provides relevant and timely research to help them deepen and advance their work. This area of work launched in September 2016. Graduate student Tafadzwa Tivaringe and Research Associate Siomara Valladares joined co-Principal Investigator Ben Kirshner in exploring the...

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Schools of Opportunity

Sept. 24, 2017

The Schools of Opportunity Recognition Program recognizes public high schools around the nation that are creating remarkable opportunities to learn for all their students. The Schools of Opportunity project arises out of the reality that existing recognitions strongly favor schools that enroll students who, outside of school, have the richest...

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CU Boulder School of Education Launches Research Hub

Sept. 20, 2017

CU Boulder’s National Education Policy Center (NEPC) and Center for Community-Based Learning and Research (CU Engage) have received funding from the Ford Foundation to launch a research hub that will contribute relevant and timely research about education policy issues. Flipping historical paradigms of university-based research, the goal of the research...

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Engineering Doctoral Students Work for Better Air Quality in Denver Communities

Aug. 5, 2017

David Pfotenhauer, a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering, is working with the organization Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart and residents in Denver to test and improve indoor air quality. He is a member of the 2016-17 cohort of Community-Based Research Graduate Fellows, a program of CU Engage that is now...

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CU Boulder Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research

Aug. 5, 2017

CU Engage is now accepting CBR Graduate Fellowship applications through April 24, 2017 at 5pm. CU-Boulder doctoral students who will be in their 2nd-5th years during AY17-18 are eligible to apply. There is no application form or online form to fill out ; please see the details, below, about what...

Meet the 2017-2018 CBR Graduate Fellows

CBR Graduate Fellows Practice Engaged Public Scholarship Across Five Academic Disciplines

Aug. 5, 2017

CBR Graduate fellows: Top L-R: Erin Kaplan, Brian Lightfoot. Bottom L-R: Wayne Martin Freeman, Shae Frydenlund and Aaron Lamplugh. CU Engage is pleased to announce our 2017-18 cohort of Community-Based Research (CBR) Graduate Fellows. This year's cohort spans five diverse academic disciplines including Ethnic Studies, Geography, Theatre, Mechanical Engineering and...