This program is for graduate students in the arts and humanities and interdisciplinary programs who are interested in community-engaged research, teaching and creative work, and helps them apply the tools of their academic disciplines to working with Colorado communities. The program has drawn students from English, art and art history, philosophy, Spanish and Portuguese, theatre and dance, critical media practices and more.
Past scholars have worked with community partners to develop projects such as the Los Seis de Boulder memorial sculpture, programming for Louisville residents with the Museum of Louisville, a network of Chicano muralists, and teacher professional development and curriculum on issues of consent and more. Students say these partnerships have helped them make important connections between their experiences and academic learning with how to address issues of concern on campus and in communities.
Lisa Schwartz, office community outreach program manager, leads the program and serves as a mentor to the students. Schwartz has an extensive background in community-engaged research.
If you are interested in learning more about the program and how to apply, please visit the program page.