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    Community Engaged Leader Capstones


    Objectives of the CEL Capstone Project

    • Identify an issue of community concern, and design and organize a project geared toward affording solutions to the problem.
    • Assemble project reflection, analysis and results and generate accessible means of sharing, and defending, these with stakeholders.
    • Internalize habits of critical reflection, creative problem-solving, and multiple perspective-taking.
    • Demonstrate responsible, sustained commitment to the reciprocity required for authentic community engagement and community-based learning.

    Past Community Engaged Leadership Capstones

    2019

    • Alison Baird "Building a Communications Strategy for PEAK Parent Center"
    • Ethan Widoff "A Better Way to Give: Rethinking Resource Allocation in the Nonprofit Sector with an Impact-First Approach"

    2018

    • Montana Bass "Upping the Numbers: Understanding Gender Violence on Campus"
    • Talia Worth "Breaking the Stigma: Looking at the Perception of Mental Health at Colorado College"

    2017

    • Jay Hartman "Assessing Leadership Transition in CCE Student Organizations"
    • Austin Lukondi "Understanding the Rights and Protections of LGTBQ Students in Colorado"
    • Nicole Tan "Diploma(cy) - A College Readiness Programme for Refugees"
    • Madelene Travis "On Community-Based Research: An Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence in Colorado Springs"

    2016

    • Amairani Alamillo "STEM Retention: Who graduates with a degree in STEM fields at CC?"
    • Sophie Javna "Collective Impact: Making Collaboration Work"
    • Vanessa Voller  "Breaking the Stigma - How to Effectively Understand, Intervene, and Treat Eating Disorders on College Campuses"
    • Jacob Walden "Community at the College: Identity Politics, Applied"

    2015

    • Charlotte Allyn "Re-envisioning the CEL Program: A Self Study”
    • Rebecca Celli "Silenced Film Series"
    • Matt Nadal "Accessibility to Athletics: Providing Water Safety Lessons and Self-Awareness Practice to Marginalized Youth in Colorado Springs"
    • Maia Wikler “Indigenous Rights Movements in Vancouver: Understanding the Cross-Cultural Communication Barrier”

    2014

    • Sean Buck "Community-Based Learning at the Moab Free Health Clinic"
    • Caley Gallison "Creating a Sustainable Outdoor Education Program and Partnership"
    • Gianina Horton "Invisible: Racial Microaggressions at The Colorado College"
    • Brooke Larsen "Stewardship and Political Activism for the Protection of Greater Canyonlands: A Collaboration Between Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Colorado College’s Outdoor Education Department"

    2013

    • Kelsey Bergeson "Food insecurity and the future of the CC Community Kitchen"

    2012

    • Benjamin Snow "Rethinking Sustainable; Rethinking Reciprocity; Rethinking Strategic Planning"
    • Eliza Brennan Pratt "Returning from Study Abroad: Processing the Re-entry Experience"
    • Marley Hamrick "Face-to-Face Colorado" 

    2011

    • Cris Landa "Living Out Youth Empowerment Theory and Practice"
    • Fransiska Dannemann "Challenging Youth Voter Conceptions of Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidates Through Education"
    • Joseph Glick "Heads of Faith: Interfaith Discussion Groups" 
    • Riley Wyman "Chinese Community-Based Action in Water Scarcity and Pollution"