A Whittier Elementary School student uses a green frame to show that she likes the sign being low enough for children to read it. Students used green and red frames to frame the things they liked and didn’t like about the HOP.

Collaboration gives children 'seat at table' in city planning

April 24, 2017

A group of second-graders has offered input on what's important to them when riding the bus—suggestions that are coming to fruition in a Boulder revitalization project. The children were involved through Growing Up Boulder, an initiative at CU Boulder's Community Engagement, Design and Research Center.

Theater students perform "Odyssey Remixed" | Photo by Ellen Reynerson

Theater outreach program rewrites the classics

March 23, 2017

"Odyssey Remixed" is a modern twist on the ancient text, swapping genders to highlight gender inequity in the original story. The production is being performed as part of an outreach program that brings live theater to local schools and community centers.

CU Boulder-Peace Corps volunteer Kara Zucker in El Salvador, hiking.

Once again a ‘top college’ for Peace Corps

Feb. 28, 2017

Not only does CU Boulder continue to be one of the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools of all time, holding the No. 5 spot, but it also ranks highly annually, this year taking the No. 11 spot among schools of similar size across the U.S.

anonymous homeless person getting support from a CU volunteer

Helping the homeless, one assessment at a time

Feb. 22, 2017

A groundbreaking partnership between CU Boulder’s Brain Behavior Clinic and the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless provides free cognitive evaluations for the homeless, which helps them get disability benefits.

Past participants in the BUENO master's program get their degrees

$5 million in grants make master's degrees possible for 90 teachers of diverse learners

Feb. 9, 2017

Two U.S. Department of Education grants will enable CU Boulder's BUENO Center to offer 90 Colorado teachers free or sharply discounted master's degrees with an emphasis on teaching English learners and students with disabilities.

Woman holds head in hand | iStock photo credit to RapidEye

Public seminar series to focus on bipolar disorder

Jan. 25, 2017

The CU Boulder Robert D. Sutherland (RDS) Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder hopes to increase understanding about bipolar disorder through a free public seminar series that begins Jan. 30.

Middle School Ensemble participants with trombones reviewing music

Middle school music program tuning up for the season

Dec. 27, 2016

CU Boulder College of Music students are busy fine tuning lesson plans for this year’s CU Middle School Ensemble program, which begins Feb. 1. This program offers an extra-curricular performance opportunity for middle school band, orchestra and choral students.

Elementary student practices during Piano for Dreamers class

Piano for Dreamers: Expanding horizons 88 keys at a time

Nov. 14, 2016

The Piano for Dreamers program partners with the "I Have a Dream" Foundation to invite low-income elementary school students to the College of Music for a weekly piano lesson.

Ben Kirshner, CU Engage faculty director and co-principal investigator in the new research hub, works with Denver youth, who are involved in the educational justice movement at Project VOYCE.

CU Engage to launch new research hub

Nov. 7, 2016

A new research hub is being launched on campus that will strengthen the work of organizers, advocates, policymakers and education leaders. CU Engage, in collaboration with the National Education Policy Center, received funding from the Ford Foundation to launch it.

Three students and Carla Fredericks, all involved in the project, stand in a row, posing for a snapshot with a red tribal tapestry handing on the wall behind them.

Students create voter awareness video for native tribe

Nov. 4, 2016

The only in-person community polling place on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in southern Colorado closed, which prompted tribal members and law students to partner on a video that describes the new mail-in voting process.