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Community Engagement Corps

What is the Community Engagement Corps?


Since 1996, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning has committed to working with Denver Public Schools (DPS) through a dynamic array of school-based civic engagement programs. CCESL has many strong Denver Public School partnerships, which span grades, subjects, focus areas, times and locations.

What does a Community Engagement Corps member do?

CCESL's Community Engagement Corps connects students at DU with Denver Public Schools through in-class and out-of-class tutoring support that:

  • builds relationships with K-12 students
  • provides academic assistance in small groups or individually
  • facilitates a better understanding of concepts
  • assists students in developing public, academic, and research skills
  • engages students in studying and problem-solving strategies.

Community Engagement Corps tutors receive training, critical reflection opportunities and support throughout the school year.

See the Community Engaged job description (PDF)

School partners

If your school is interested in becoming a Community Engagement Corps school partner and receiving support from DU students, please complete the School Partner Interest Survey  or contact Kathleen Ferrick at, or 303-871-4281, for more information.

How to apply

Applications are accepted in spring and summer for the academic year that follows. Please contact Kathleen Ferrick for more information. 


Last Updated: 5/31/18