The Co-op is an organization made up of 5 coalitions that work collaboratively to deepen CC’s collective impact throughout Colorado Springs. Student organizers are responsible for co-leading 1 of the 5 coalitions that bring together students who do community-engaged work on the following issues: education, sustainable community development, mass incarceration/prison reform, refugee/immigration issues, or political advocacy. Each coalition goes through the process of identifying a problem and designing a corresponding project to work on for the duration of the academic year.
For additional information or to get involved, please email Sophia Pray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCE Co-op is a cooperative of student organizers committed to facilitating intracampus collaboration in order to mobilize the campus community and deepen Colorado College’s collective impact throughout Colorado Springs.
The Co-op has 5 coalitions:
- Education Coalition
Organizers: Claire Altieri, Dolma Rabgay
- Sustainable Community Development Coalition
Organizers: Abigail Ezell, Westly Joseph, Madie Alexander
- Prison Project Coalition
Organizers: Emma Kerr, Lily O’Dowd
- Refugee Alliance Coalition
Organizers: Natalie Sarver, Pranit Garg, Awais Syed
- Political Advocacy Coalition
Organizers: Kadin Mangalik, Elam Boockvar-Klein, Rachel Powers
The organizers of each coalition represent the interests of student organizations working within these issues at blockly meetings Co-op meetings. These meetings are used to build community within the Co-op, develop the leadership capacity of organizers, and strategize ways to approach the coalitions’ selected problems.
Responsibilities of Organizers:
- To choose a problem to work on throughout the year
- To design a project to deepen CC’s impact on addressing the chosen problem
- To conduct outreach to other members of the campus community working on the issue
- To write a short academic brief on the issue
- To collaborate with other coalitions on their projects
Why join the Co-op?
- To transform ideas about change into actions
- To sharpen skills like:
- Community organizing
- Volunteer management
- Event planning
- Public relations/communications
- Qualitative research
- To gain research experience by writing the brief
- Potential foundation for a senior thesis
- Ideal writing sample for certain job applications
- Useful skill for students interested in studying/working on public policy
- To access campus & community mentors
- To earn hours towards CES, CEL & CEF requirements