Published: Sept. 12, 2017
Pathways 2 Teaching presentation

A record 13 projects led by School of Education researchers have been granted 2017-18 Outreach Awards to help support community engagement projects aimed at improving college readiness for students of color, faciltiating community dialogues around "opting out" of state assessments, starting a worker-owned co-op, and more.

Selected by the CU Boulder Outreach Committee, comprised of faculty and community members, outreach projects connect CU Boulder faculty research, creative work, or teaching with external community partners and constituents. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and individual faculty projects can earn up to $8,000 in funding while interdisciplinary or interdepartmental projects can receive up to $24,000 in support.

Programs received funding with contributions from the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, and the Division of Continuing Education, and the awards process is administered by the Office for Outreach and Engagement

School of Education Projects

Aquetza: Youth Education, Leadership and Community Empowerment Program
Enrique Lopez, Assistant Professor

Building LGBTQ Inclusive Capacity Through University-District Partnership
 Sara Staley and Bethy Leonardi, Research Associates and Co-founders

College Readiness: Supporting Diverse High School Students in Boulder
Terrenda White, Assistant Professor

Community–Building Dialogues with Mobile Home Park Residents
Karen Ramirez, Instructor and Director of CU Dialogues, CU Engage
Manuela Sifuentes, Director of Community Partnerships, CU Engage

Cultivating Campus and Community Leaders Through Public Achievement
Roudy Hildreth, Director, CU Engage
Charla Agnoletti, Director of Public Achievement, CU Engage

Families and Educators Together: A Partnership with Boulder Valley School District
Kristen Davidson, Research Associate

Starting a Worker-Owned Cooperative on Black Mesa
Ben Kirshner, Professor and Faculty Director of CU Engage  
Sabrina Sideris, Program Director of INVST Community Studies

Supporting Aurora’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Simoara Valladeres, Research Associate

Interdisciplinary and Group Education Projects

Building Capacity for Youth Organizing Through Data Use
Ben Kirshner, Professor, and Siomara Valladares, Research Associate, School of Education
Ben Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Community Dialogues about “Opting Out” of State Assessments
Terri Wilson, Assistant Professor, Michele Moses, Professor, and Karen Ramirez, Instructor, School of Education

Custom 3D Books for 50 Families Worldwide
Tom Yeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Bridget Dalton, Associate Professor, School of Education
Stacey Forsyth, Director, CU Science Discovery

Highlighting People of Color in Colorado Classrooms
Kent Willmann, Instructor, School of Education
Marjorie McIntosh, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of History
Arturo Aldama, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
Marcia Yonemoto, Professor, Department of History

Learning and Teaching Computer Science at EPIC
Susan Jurow, Associate Professor, School of Education
Ben Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) and Department of Computer Science

 Read more about the 2016-17 CU Boulder Outreach Awards