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Community Studies INVST Program & Courses (spring 2013)

 Good Day!!
Looking to find your purpose in the world?
Are you interested in democracy, education, and social change?
Would you like to work with K-12 students on social, environmental, peace, and justice projects?

If yes, ENROLL IN INVS 2919/EDUC 2919 TODAY!

INVS 2919/EDUC 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools is an engaging service-learning course that explores democracy, education, and social change. In addition to meeting on-campus weekly, INVS 2919/EDUC 2919 students empower K-12 students to identify their roles as democratic citizens through their participation in Public Achievement. An international civic engagement initiative, Public Achievement seeks to expand the leadership of young people in communities around the world.  INVS2919/EDUC2919 students serve as “coaches” and are responsible for guiding K-12 students as they create projects that seek to address public problems, such as immigration, poverty, global warming, teen depression, domestic violence, animal abuse, stranger danger, and many more!

The following sections of INVS/EDUC 2919 are open and we are in
NEED STUDENTS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER 2013~

Section 802, working with high school students
SEMINAR (on campus): Mondays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

PRACTICUM (select one of the following)
1) Centaurus High School – Freshmen – Fridays, 11:10-12:15 (in Lafayette, CO. Bus and carpools available ~20-25 minutes)

2)Centaurus High School – Sophomores or Juniors – Fridays, 1:10-2:05 (in Lafayette, CO. Bus and carpools available ~20-25 minutes)

3)Centaurus High School – Seniors – Fridays, 2:05-3:00 (in Lafayette, CO. Bus and Carpools available ~20-25 minutes)

OR

Section 803, working with 2nd-5th grade elementary students:
SEMINAR (on campus): Mondays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

PRACTICUM (pick one of the two listed below)
1) Pioneer Elementary School, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (in Lafayette, CO. Bus and carpools available ~20-25 min route)

2) Columbine Elementary School, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (in North Boulder Bus and carpools available ~15-20 min route)

***The course has been approved for the Education Minor but not limited to education school students,
***Additionally, INVS 2919/EDUC 2919 students may be eligible to receive a $1,000+ AmeriCorps scholarship!
***Bilingual students needed but enrollment is not limited to bilingual abilities.

INTERESTED? QUESTIONS? WISH TO ENROLL AND CHANGE THE WORLD!!????
Please contact Elaina Verveer at verveer@colorado.edu and/or Erin Ulrich at erin.ulrich@colorado.edu
(* THIS CLASS HAS CONTROLLED ENROLLMENT, YOU MUST CONTACT THOSE LISTED ABOVE)

The INVST Community Leadership Program  

The Community Leadership Program is a life-altering educational experience that exposes students to what is and cultivates them as leaders to work for what could be.  Each year, we admit up to 18 CU students who are committed to making a positive difference with their lives. INVST students are comprehensively trained over the course of two years.  Specifically, students attend two theory classes, four skills-training classes, and two month‑long summer service learning experiences, one domestic and one international.  In addition, students serve at least six hours each week as volunteer staff members with community-based organizations in internships in their first year, and collectively design, implement and evaluate community leadership projects during their second year.  Throughout the program, students learn and practice skills such as meeting facilitation, collaborative decision-making, conflict resolution, fundraising, organizing, and public speaking. Upon completion, students receive the University of Colorado Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership. They are also eligible to receive education awards from AmeriCorps.

303-492-7719

invst@colorado.edu

http://www.colorado.edu/communitystudies

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