Rural Community Immersion Project Half Block

Rural Community Immersion Project Half Block

What’s this class about?

Would you like to be part a team immersed in a Colorado rural community and grounded in service-learning theory, with the goal of developing community projects that connect schooling and economic development? This Dynamic Half Block will take place initially at Colorado College, then relocate on January 9 to Springfield, Colorado, located in the Southeastern corner of the state.

CC students will team up with ten students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Each team will be assigned a community and school, meet with students, teachers and community members to develop a strategic plan for school and community improvement. Here is the good news. Students who participate in this Dynamic Half Block will receive a $1,000 stipend at the completion of the proposal (January 18).

Housing, food, and transportation are covered. Students must apply in person to Dr. Mike Taber. Email Dr. Taber at to make an appointment.

What are the times and dates?

All of Half Block: January 7-18, with class largely located in Springfield, Colorado.

Who should sign up for this course?

Anyone interested in nonprofits, community service, community-building, service learning, and the development of community projects – especially for a rural community.

Apply in person to Dr. Mike Taber. Students should email Dr. Taber first to make an appointment.

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