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CU Engage Article on Public Achievement's Program Pathways (December 2019)

CU Boulder’s Public Achievement program is highlighted for our work to create innovative pathways for students of color and first generation college students to become leaders on campus and in the community. Our extraordinary enrollment program is highlted which makes our course and program available to students at Front Range...

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Public Achievement and Program Director Awarded by Office of Outreach and Engagement (April 2020)

The Public Achievement program and Program Director, Charla Agnoletti, were awarded by Office of Outreach and Engagement (OOE) at CU Boulder for outstanding professional commitments to and success with community outreach and engagement initiatives. Our program received $5,000 to support Public Achievement’s continued outreach activities. Thank you, OOE! You can...

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Youth Rising Article on Youth Activism and Youth-Led Rally for Sanctuary Rights in Lafayette, CO (September 2019)

Public Achievement youth, staff and alumni are highlihgted in this feature article in CU Boulder's School of Education magazine, Voices, The article highlights a Public Achievement event where youth led a walkout and rally in conjunction with the city on sanctuary rights for undocumented immigrants in Lafayette, Colorado. See the...

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CPR Highlight: Students of Color Make Space for Themselves in Advanced Classes (April 2019)

For years students at Centaurus High School have been working on creating pathways for students of color to join and stay in more advanced and IB (International Bacheloreatte) classes. After giving her Ed Talk for the CU Boulder School of Education, Enihs voice on our collective work sparked statewide attention...

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Fall 2018 Ed Talks: PA High School Student Takes the Stage

Finding Our Collective Power as Students of Color Who Refuse to Conform Enihs Medrano, Centaurus High School Senior, Public Achievement Coach This is a story of the change that young people can enact when they use personal experiences as the drive to make a difference for themselves and others. Enihs...

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Daily Camera Highlight: PA Graduate with Inspiration and Promise (May 2018)

Public Achievement graduate, Erika Orona, is honored with a feature in The Daily Camera as an inspirational and promising CU Boulder graduate and alumni in the class of 2018. Erika Orona now works as Public Achievemen't Program Coordinator.

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Denver Post Highlight: Public Achievement Students Rally for DACA Rights (April 2018)

During the 2017-18 school year seven courageous 7th graders from Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, CO excercized their rights to talk about immigration status and DACA in school. Despite challenges they enacted a transformative community engagement project and rallied over a hundred members of their community to protect the federal...

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CU Boulder Public Achievement Coaches Bring K-12 Youth to Campus, Collaborate on Youth-Led Social Change Projects (October 2016)

CU Boulder Public Achievement coaches at Centaurus High School, where they work with students to address social justice issues. Over 100 middle and high school students from Boulder County joined 35 CU Boulder undergraduates on campus October 21, to tour the campus and participate in workshops with community and campus...

K-12 students from Boulder and Lafayette will present their year-long projects on the topics of immigration, youth homelessness, animal rights and more

K-12 students to present on campus about immigration, youth homelessness, animal rights (April 2016)

On April 19, K-12 students from Boulder and Lafayette will present their year-long projects on the topics of immigration, youth homelessness, animal rights and more. The presentation, which is a partnership between CU-Boulder's Public Achievement initiative and BVSD, was held at the Glenn Miller Ballroom, at the UMC. All faculty,...

Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project aims to prep teens for their own success July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

A group of low-income Lafayette teens are finding their voice this summer. The Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project and has started a discussion with 49 seventh- through 10th-grade students to hear what they think are their obstacles in the education system and to finding a career. The four-week project wrapped up...