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    CCE Changemaker Curriculum

    To purposefully impact community and students,  community engagement must be integrated with the core intellectual pursuits of higher learning.  Knowing how to engage effectively, deliberately, or democratically must be learned. Within the academic division of labor in higher education, students discern what they believe needs to be changed in the world in core disciplines and majors; the field of civic engagement, with a foot in theory and a foot in practice, builds experiential knowledge of how to effect change in the world.

    To impact students’ development into lifelong citizens, we believe students must have the opportunity to learn and grow from their engaged experiences in structured ways.  The CCE 4-year Changemaker Curriculum was designed to be that space.

    This is a 4-year curriculum that offers one workshop per block geared toward students in each cohort, so students can take blockly workshops throughout their CC experience in a developmental progression.  Below is the regular schedule:

              FIRST YEAR WORKSHOPS – 2nd Wednesdays, 4-5

              SOPHOMORE WORKSHOPS – 1st Tuesdays, 4-5

              JUNIOR WORKSHOPS – 2nd Tuesdays, 4-5

              SENIOR WORKSHOPS – 3rd Tuesdays, 4-5

    This curriculum is open to any interested students of any cohort; you do not have to be a senior, for example, to join the senior workshops. However, this will be our curriculum for the CCE’s signature programs – Bonners and Community Engaged Leaders will go through this blockly progression, and Community Engaged Scholars are asked to join one workshop per semester.          


    The curriculum aims to generate spaces for dialogue and reflection around three core themes:

    1. SELF – self-inquiry and understanding, and exploring the intersection between engagement and “positionality” – meaning how one’s position in the social and political world shapes one's perspective, voice, and influence in community-engaged work
    2. COMMUNITY IMPACT & ISSUES – place-based knowledge and deep understanding of the issues in which you engage
    3. THEORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE – theories and models of social change, and strategies to engage with — not for — communities beyond our campus

    Questions? Email Jordan Travis Radke at jradke@coloradocollege.edu!

    Upcoming Workshops

    RSVPs are encouraged but not required. To RSVP, click the “register now” button, log in to Summit, and register.

    If you’d like to view the workshops geared toward your specific class, use the search bar to filter by “first-year,” “second-year,” “third-year” or “fourth-year.”