Week of Action

The Week of Action (October 2nd-8th, Block 2/Week 2) is a campus-wide week of opportunities and events that aim to mobilize and inspire CC students, staff, and faculty to engage in local community-based work. In doing so, we aim to expose our campus community to shared issues, challenges, and organizations with which they can continue to engage.

Join us! Clean up our local watershed, support food-insecure communities, learn about Colorado Springs, build trails, create art, steward our land, imagine ways to connect your research to community work, register to vote, plant food, and build community through a festival. Event details can be found below. 

Special thanks to our collaborators this year: Community partners include: Fountain Creek Watershed, Pioneers Museum, Concrete Couch, Food to Power, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, New Era Colorado, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, and Westside Cares. CC collaborators include: Office of Sustainability, Office of Campus Activities, Advising Hub, Fine Arts Center, Office of Communications & Marketing, Transportation and Facilities, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Office of Admissions and the CC Farm.  

 

Week-Long Activities

Campus wide food drive to support the CC Food Pantry. Food drop boxes will be throughout campus at the following locations starting Oct. 2: Armstrong 1st floor lobby, Mail Room, Worner Coffee Shop, Tutt Library main entrance and Hybl Community Building on east campus. 

*non-perishable items only please. We cannot accept expired or open containers of food.

Can't make it to the store but would still like to donate? You can make a financial contribution here.

Event contact: Allis Werkmeister and Sarah Elsey

Calendar of Events

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

Creek-Week-Logo.pngCreek Week Creek Clean Up! 1-4pm 

Register here by Sept. 30th

Audience: All campus

Monday, Oct. 3rd

Pioneers-Museum-Logo.pngVisit to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum 3:30-5pm. Meet at south side of Worner Center at 3:15pm to load bus.

RSVP here or email jradke@coloradocollege.edu
Audience: All campus

 

Tuesday, Oct. 4th

Concrete-Couch-Logo.jpgJoin Concrete Couch at Concrete Coyote for Tuesday Trails, 3:30-5pm! Help build biking and walking trails— the tools, materials, and training provided. Please wear long pants and close toed shoes. Bring a water bottle and check the weather in advance. 

RSVP by email: steve@concretecouch.org

Audience: All campus

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

Concrete-Couch-Logo.jpgTree care with Concrete Couch at Concrete Coyote from 4-6pm.

RSVP by email: george@concretecouch.org

Audience: All campus

 

New-Era-Colorado-Logo.pngRegister to Vote in Worner Center between 12-4pm.

Audience: All campus

Thursday, Oct. 6th

Food-to-Power-Logo.pngFaculty Conversations Lunch: come learn about community engaged research and learning with Dr. Florencia Rojo and Food to Power at the CCE House from 12:15-1:30pm

RSVP in Summit or email Jordan at jradke@coloradocollege.edu

Audience: CC Faculty or Staff engaged in research

 

Concrete-Couch-Logo.jpgCome out to John Adams Elementary School to help create a fun, community-based mural with Concrete Couch, 2-5pm

To learn more or RSVP: caitlin@concretecouch.org

Audience: All campus

Friday, Oct. 7th

CC-Farm-Logo.jpgPlant garlic with the CC Farm, 12:30-3:00pm. Meet at Worner center at 12:30 to walk to the farm as a group. 

Details and RSVP in Summit.

Audience: All campus

 

New-Era-Colorado-Logo.pngRegister to Vote in Worner Center between 12-4pm.

Audience: All campus

Saturday, Oct. 8th

RMFI-Logo.pngManitou Open Space Community Stewardship Day with Rocky Mountain Field Institute

Full details and registration here

Audience: All campus

 

Food-to-Power-Logo.pngVolunteer with Food to Power at the Hillside hub, 9am-12pm. Help plant their favorite winter crop: garlic! All experience levels welcome. Kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please remember to come dressed for outdoor conditions. Register here.

Audience: All campus

Western-Museum-of-Mining-and-Industry-Logo.pngWestern Museum of Mining & Industry, Miners' Pumpkin Patch festival. Volunteer for a minimum 5 hour shift from 8am-1pm or 12-5pm, or all day. RSVP to Loretta Howden at volunteer@wmmi.org.  

Audience: All campus

Other Happenings This Week

  • October 3rd, CCE Bonner Fellows Sugar Skull Project with the FAC, 3-5pmFine-Arts-Center-Logo.png
  • October 6th, Community Engaged Scholar Orientation, CCE House 2pm-3pm
  • October 6th, BreakOut Leader Training, CCE House, 3:30-5:30pm
  • October 7th, Homecoming Family Regional Connections food drive sculpture competition, 2-3:30pm, Tava Quad
  • Oct 8th, BreakOut Volunteer opportunity with Concrete Couch. 10am-12pm Grab Bag session at Concrete Coyote.Westside Cares
  • More to come! 

Curious about what has been done in the past? Email us at cce@coloradocollege.edu and check out the 2019 schedule here! 

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