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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.

Upcoming Events

CCESL's annual Community Organizing Institute will be held on Friday, October 2nd from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Cherrington Hall (Korbel), Room 141. Registration opens at 8:45am. The institute equips participants with tools to effectively bring about social change. Community organizing topics covered include: privilege and oppression, identities, self-interest, collective self-interest, power, one-to-one interviews, and planning and implementing a public action plan.

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The Community Organizing Institute features innovative, small-group activities as well as large-group discussion and a working lunch, during which participants can practice one-to-one skills. The event is open to the greater Denver community and kicks off with a keynote address from Angela Cobián, community organizer for Together Colorado. 

Angela is a first-generation Mexican-American feminist from the west side of Denver. She co-leads Together Colorado's work in Education, as well leads base-building efforts in Latino Catholic parishes in the Denver-mentro area. 

For more information, please contact Cara DiEnno at

latest issue of the public good impact newsletter

2015 Summer Public Good Impact Newsletter (PDF)

  • DU Undergrads Combine Classroom Skills and Community-based Research
  • Third Annual Day of Action
  • DU Public Achievement Summit
  • CCESL Students Present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • DU Puksta Scholars Program Welcomes Incoming Students
  • 2014-2015 Kimmy Foundation Award Winners
  • Save the Dates! Open House + Community Organizing Institute
  • Director’s Notes: Updated Faculty Development Opportunities + Meet Our New Staff Member

Read past issues of the Public Good Newsletter.