Each summer, we invite at least five major community organizations to present the problems they're currently working on to the cohort. You'll work with a small team to think of, design and test a viable solution to the problem that you're most interested in. Along the way, you'll connect with influential experts, decision-makers and community leaders and get a behind-the-scenes look into how to make real, community-level change in Colorado Springs.
WhatA four-week, paid, action-oriented, full-time immersion that will allow you to dive deeply into a business or community problem and create tangible results. Curious about some of the problems you would be solving? Here's a taste.
1. Build a social enterprise from scratch to drive revenue to an area non-profit, with training from local experts. This isn't just an exercise, this business will be implemented.
2. Validate and flesh out a model for an Affordable Housing unit for seniors in order for a developer to build it.
That's all we'll divulge for now, but rest assured, there are other equally as compelling projects waiting for you.
WhyTurn your ideas into action, expand your networks, develop your professional experience, solve pressing community problems, and be a part of changing the city you live in. Most importantly, set yourself up for rapid professional accomplishment and leadership responsibilities after graduation.
WhereColorado Springs. Quad Space. Downtown. Do you love coffee? You're in luck, you'll be working under one of the best coffee joints in town for the month of June.
When June 3rd-28th Applications due April 17th with rolling admissions
WhoThe cohort will be made up of students and recent grads from UCCS, CC, PPCC, and The United States Air Force Academy from any academic discipline with demonstrated interest in change-making.
More Important DetailsThis is a full-time gig for the month of June. 9a-5p weekdays. Acceptance into the program includes a no-strings-attached financial allowance of at least $1000 for UCCS, CC, and PPCC students. Cadets are not eligible.