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
- Madie Alexander "Consolidating Community Knowledge Online"
- Elam Boockvar-Klein "Affordable Housing Advocacy: Leveraging Organizing and Research Towards a Sustained Movement"
- Melanie Mandell "Increasing Community Health and Wellness Through Domestic Violence Education"
- Natalie Sarver "Medical English" Bridging My Passions for Healthcare, Education, and Immigration into a Course and Mentorship Program for Immigrants & Refugees in Colorado Springs"
- Awais Syed "Rural Education in Pakistan: Mapping the Logistical Needs"
- Madison Wilkinson "Zero Waste at Colorado College: A Campus Community Curriculum and Guide"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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”
- 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"
- Kelsey Bergeson "Food insecurity and the future of the CC Community Kitchen"
- 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"
- 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"