At our annual priority setting meeting we will recap our achievements from 2016-2017, set priorities for 2017-2018, form constellations, and have breakout groups for the constellations.
Location: MSU Denver, Auraria Campus, Administration Building (west side of campus/ Police station building), Suite 325 - Applied Learning Center. Street address is 1201 5th Street, Denver 80204.
Join the Colorado Service Learning Council (CSLC) for networking and conversation on Tuesday, June 27th at Coffee on the Point. The event is from 4-6 pm and will include casual opportunities to meet new people and build new partnerships. Can’t get out work that early? Gotta leave before 6? No problem. Drop in when you can and leave when you’re ready. Coffee at the Point has a great selection of coffees, teas, adult beverages, and light foods for purchase.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
See you then!
Location: C Squared Ciders
Join us for our quarterly Mentor Happy Hours!
This event is intended for current Denver Urban Scholars mentors and anyone who may be interested in volunteering for the organization.
For more information email Margo Archey or call 303-946-7863
We are excited for our 12th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6 – 9pm (VIP Party is from 5-6pm sharp) at the Posner Center: 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205. Tickets are limited to the first 200 guests, and the event will sell out, so Register Today!
Location: Alliance Center – 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202 (3rd floor lounge)
Parking: Street meter parking for up to 2 hours (may be hard to find), garages are available close by but a bit pricy, parking at Tivoli Garage (Auraria) is a 15 minute walk away ($6.25/max per day), Pepsi Center is also a 15 minute walk away ($7/day), and public transportation to Union Station is a reasonable option and is close by.
Network with current CSLC members, share your voice around local service learning happenings, hear a CSLC member spotlight and get involved!
Connect with other leaders dedicated to strengthening our state’s civic engagement and learn about strategies for mobilization without polarization. Join the Colorado Civic Health Network to ensure all Coloradans are actively engaged in building strong communities.
Please RSVP here. Free of charge
The event will be hosted at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. Parking and directions.
The Colorado Civic Health Network is a diverse coalition of leaders who are actively building pathways to stronger communities through increased volunteerism, philanthropy, voter engagement, civic education, service learning and deliberative dialogue.
You will learn about constructive tools applicable to a broad range of community building and civic engagement initiatives.
WANT TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION?
Would you like to volunteer to provide a 3-5 minute presentation on an engagement tool or model that has been successful in moving groups beyond polarization in recent months? Click here
For more information about how your organization can host a summer associate to support your summer program with K-12 students check out link on the home page.
October 22, 2016 - Regis University will host PeaceJam Rocky Mountain's annual program kickoff event - the PeaceJam Slam! This one day youth leadership conference aims to amp up enthusiasm for peace-education and service learning programs throughout the region. For more info contact PeaceJam's Regional Coordinator, Tamera Sakotas, at email@example.com.
The 2016 Colorado Adult Learning Symposium (CALS) is a one-day conference promoting the importance of the adult learner in business, higher education, and the community. The symposium draws approximately 250 participants, expert speakers, and practitioners specializing in adult education. Through a series of breakout and roundtable sessions, opportunities for networking and discussion are designed to increase the understanding of adult education in Colorado.
The 2016 symposium will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Tivoli Turnhalle on Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado.
The inaugural Mountain West Community Engaged Scholars Summit will showcase the community-engaged work of faculty and students throughout Colorado and Wyoming and offer a fantastic venue for inter-campus networking and collaboration.
The Summit will also feature an awards luncheon at which we will recognize truly exemplary departments, faculty, students, staff, and community partners who embody the unique spirit of community engagement in the Mountain West.
Summit details and the call for proposals and awards nominations are forthcoming. We're excited to continue building engagement in higher education across the region through the Summit and look forward to seeing you there!
Where? The American Mountaineering Center in Golden
Why? Because we are Rising Above together this year!
The Call for Presenters was just released .. impact your career and submit a proposal! Register here
How Can You Help You Ask? Join the programming and planning committee! Email us at mailto:DOVIA.CCOV@gmail.com
TIME CHANGE! This meeting will take place from 1-3 pm.
Join us for our annual priority setting meeting, Monday, August 8, 3-5pm. We will be working from the brainstorming suggestions developed during our recent quarterly meeting to set our focus for 2016-2017 activities. Location: Lake International School, 1820 Lowell Blvd., Denver CO
Interested in learning more about how to implement service learning with your students/youth? Join PeaceJam Foundation and the Colorado Service Learning Council for an interactive Service Learning Workshop on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Durango, Colorado (exact location TBD). Participation is free for PeaceJam Members and 21st Century Grant Recipients, all others may attend for $50. To reserve your spot email PeaceJam’s Regional Coordinator, Tamera Sakotas, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come share ideas and get inspired!
SENCER and Campus Compact of the Mountain West are partnering with the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at the University of Denver to host a conference focused on advancing STEM education through high-impact practices (e.g. undergraduate research and community engagement) connected to compelling civic issues. In addition, the conference will explore indigenous science and ways of knowing through all of the tracks. We welcome faculty from across the disciplines to engage in discussions throughout the conference on the intersections of undergraduate research, STEM-focused community engagement, sustainability across the disciplines, and STEM partnerships in the liberal arts.
For more details on this conference visit
Time to brainstorm the activities and initiatives for the upcoming year. Please join us and give your input.
Meeting will be held on Auraria Campus, Administration Building, Suite 325 (Applied Learning Center.) The Administration Building is on the west side of campus on 5th Street. (The Auraria Police dept is on the first floor, so don't let that fool you.) For directions and details, contact Lori McKinney.
Join us for an overview of Service Learning and how this pedagogical strategy can be used as an effective engagement strategy for families and adults, hosted by Maureen Rudy, Cody Buchanan, and Matthew Sweeney. Register by 4/22/15 at http://goo.gl/forms/Q9PJb7tnXR
Connect with other leaders dedicated to strengthening our state’s civic health and learn about strategies to leverage the Colorado Civic Health Network to ensure all Coloradans are actively engaged in building strong communities.
A meeting agenda will be provided in the coming weeks. Please RSVP here.
The event will be hosted at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. Parking and directions.
Webinar access will be available.
Please Join Us – together we are stronger.
February 29. 9-10:30 am. Location: Regis University, Clarke Hall Room 378. RSVP to Cheryl Schwartz (email@example.com) by February 18 for maps and parking passes (parking passes are not available after the February 18 deadline – you will be responsible for parking fee after that date).
Constellation updates (Networking, Advocacy, Communications)
Fiscal Agency proposal
CCMW Webinar – Reimagining the Engaged Campus: Lessons Learned from Three Institutions. (Registration deadline February 19)
David Meens, Office for Outreach & Engagement, University of Colorado Boulder
Mark Potter, Academic & Civic Collaboration, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Deborah Romer o, Community and Civic Engagement, University of Northern Colorado
For more information and to register, visit:
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation
in partnership with The Civic Canopy
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
Posner Center for International Development, Denver, CO
Program at 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Conversation and reception from 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a timely conversation, led by Diana Hess, author and Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about what it means to listen to others in a democracy and how to nurture this quality in young people. The need has never been greater as our communities become increasingly polarized. Hess has written extensively about democratic education and has looked closely at how classrooms grapple with the question, “How should we live together?”
Diana Hess, Ph.D. is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-author of The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education (2015), and author of the award-winning book, Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion (2009). This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations.
Sponsored by Colorado Service Learning Council and PeaceJam Foundation
Interested in learning more about how to implement service learning with your students/youth? Do you have project ideas but aren’t sure how to get started, are ready to take your project to the next level, or are you looking for ways to connect your project to content standards? Then this workshop is for you! Join PeaceJam Foundation and the Colorado Service Learning Council for an interactive Service Learning Workshop on January 22, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Denver. Participation is free for PeaceJam Members and 21st Century Grant Recipients, all others may attend for $100. To reserve your spot email PeaceJam’s Regional Coordinator, Tamera Sakotas, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 20th. Come share ideas and get inspired!
The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) is now seeking articles for volume 23 (fall 2016, spring 2017).
The first step in the submission process is to send an abstract or précis to Jeff Howard (email@example.com) by December 20th that is no more than a page in length. Invitations to submit an article will be made by email no later than mid-January, with invited articles due the last Monday in March (3.28.16).
The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed journal with faculty and administrator subscribers all over the world, and publishes articles on:
- research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues pertinent to curriculum-based service-learning,
- campus-community partnerships,
- scholarship of engagement, and
- scholarship on engagement.
Please consult submission guidelines for more information and to review the kinds of articles [they] have published in the past.
If you have any questions after reviewing the submission guidelines, please email Jeff Howard.
Also, please note that the Michigan Journal will be disseminating a call for abstracts on graduate education and service-learning/community-engaged scholarship in a week, the abstract for which will be due January 1, invitations extended by early February, and articles due April 15. This special section will appear in the fall 2016 issue.
- Are you a veteran PeaceJam facilitator interested in exploring PeaceJam’s interactive curricula in new ways? Are you new to PeaceJam and are you ready to bring the inspiration of 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners to your students? Come discover the benefits of your membership by joining us for our first training session of the year on December 5, 2015 at Regis University from 12:30 – 5:30 MT. All School-Wide and Organization-Wide members may attend for free, and all Group Members may attend for just $50. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. This event is open to active PeaceJam members only. To reserve your spot or to become a member contact your Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator, Tamera Sakotas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEARN SHARE CONNECT
Friday November 20th, 2015; Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver
with Anthropologists engaged in Service-Learning from across the United States
10:15am - 12:00pm, Panel Presentations, Room 712;
7 Speakers, from Colleges Nationwide
12:15pm - 1:30pm, Lunch and Conversation
Location TBC near the Convention Center
1:45pm - 3:30pm, Roundtable Discussion, Room 113
Additional Speakers and Audience Participation
To RSVP http://goo.gl/forms/qb1VulWciC
For more info contact: email@example.com
Impact Research for Service-Learning Practitioners: Instructor Reflections of Inquiry & Engagement
- Cody Buchanan, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Colorado Department of Education
- Cara DiEnno, Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, University of Denver
Hosted by Campus Compact of the Mountain West.
Webinar registration details at CCMW
Come Celebrate with Us!
Attend the 7th Annual PeaceJam Awards Ceremony and the Colorado red carpet premiere of the award-winning biographical documentary "Adolfo Perez Esquivel's Rivers of Hope." This unique event will be held at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Tuesday, November 10th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This is a black tie optional event that will include a photo op with PeaceJam's Nobel Peace Prize nominated co-founders, Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff.