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CCESL is proud to announce that DU received the prestigious 2015 Elective Community Engagement Classification from the  Carnegie Foundation. Thanks to students, staff, faculty, and administrators from across campus whose outstanding community-engaged scholarship, creative work, teaching, service, and leadership made this possible. 



Now Available - The Third Edition Community Organizing Handbook: CCESL is proud to announce that the CO Handbook has been upgraded and now is a complete tool and resource for community organizing.  You may find further information about how to use the handbook and getting your own copy by clicking here

Upcoming Events

Dr. Barbara Holland: The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) is pleased to announce that the event Coping with Change in Higher Education: The Growing Strategic Role of Community-Engaged Scholarship with Dr. Barbara Holland has been rescheduled as follows:

  • Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
  • Time: 11:30am-1:00pm. Following a poster session at 11:30, a seated lunch will be served at noon. Chancellor Chopp will offer opening remarks before Dr. Holland’s presentation.
  • Place: Craig Hall Community Room

Space is limited. Please click here to register today.


Exploring Community Engagement in Graduate Studies & Beyond with Dr. Barbara Holland:  Graduate Students!  Please join CCESL for a conversation with Dr. Holland to explore how community engagement might complement and enhance your personal and professional goals.  

Refreshments will be served.  We encourage you to RSVP by emailing ( if you are able to attend.


Celebrating DU's 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification: Join CCESL and visiting scholar, Dr. Barbara Holland, to celebrate the Carnegie Foundation's recognition of community engagement at the University of Denver

  • Date: Tuesday, February 10
  • Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Place: CCESL, Driscoll South Suite 18 (Under the bookstore)

Refreshments will be served.  We encourage you to RSVP by emailing ( if you are able to attend.

Latest Issue of the Public Good Newsletter

Fall Public Good Newsletter (PDF)

  • DUSC Launches Another Year of Service Opportunities 
  • First-Year Students Participate in FSEM Destination Trip Service Projects              
  • DU Puksta Scholars Program Welcomes Incoming Students         
  • Mini-Grant Helps Connect Students with Practitioners and Elevate Public Interest and Social Justice Law               
  • CCESL Publishes New and Improved 3rd Edition Community Organizing Handbook           
  • Alumni Corner: Nyabweza Itaggi, Class of 2014  
  • A Warm Welcome to This Year’s Public Achievement Team Leads!           
  • Public Good Scholar Works with Urban Peak to Address Homeless Teens             
  • CCESL Unveils Main Office Transformation
  • CCESL Director Joins Vice President Biden on Panel on Issues of Domestic Violence
  • CCESL Hosts Annual Open House
  • Barbara Holland Official Flyer             

Read past issues of the Public Good Newsletter.