32 results for tag: public education


Why school board elections matter- a high school student’s perspective

At Mesa Ridge High School students are actively encouraged  to look beyond the campus for opportunities to be an involved citizen. One way teachers do this is to get students thinking about  the implications of elections at the local, state, and federal level.  From this discussion, the students wrote an essay that reflected their views on this important subject. So often we adults ask each other, what is best for the students? Now, instead, we are asking the students what they think is best for them.  With the school board elections in mind, students were asked to think about the school board as an institution. They were prompted  to think ...

“Over”: Citizens Project launches provocative campaign

You might have already seen our brightly colored billboards all over town! Citizens Project recently launched the 2015 awareness campaign, "Over." In thought provoking and visually appealing messages, Citizens Project challenges the individuals in the Pikes Peak region to consider what values they hold most dear. So, what do YOU believe in? We are grateful for the generosity of Lunchbucket Creative, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and the Colorado Springs Independent for making this possible.  

#IHeartCOS

If you love Colorado Springs (and we know you do) join Citizens Project and the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition to spread the love today in our city: Follow the action on Twitter and use #IHeartCOS to share your own reasons for loving this city Change your own profile picture to the image at the right Take a selfie and share with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers why you ♥ Colorado Springs Finally check out this Buzzfeed article to see why others love Colorado Springs and maybe get some inspiration yourself! We believe in the transformative power of language. By changing the conversation about our community, we can change our ...

Community Conversation at the Educating Children of Color Summit

By Meghan Devall, MSW Intern I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Educating Children of Color Seminar: YOUth Be the Change. The purpose of Educating Children of Color (ECOC) is to “dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline for children of color, and children in poverty, through education”. The ECOC annual summit brings noted speakers to Colorado Springs and awards laptops and scholarships to high school students. The all day summit is a great way for students, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens to collectively learn, become involved, and work towards common goals. The powerful conversations that take place in such places can ...



2013 CRFI a Success

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Citizens Project proudly presented the fourth annual Citizens’ Religious Freedom Institute, a one day seminar on how the First Amendment to the US Constitution protects religious freedom in public schools. More than 40 teachers, students, parents, administrators, staff, and school board members joined us for a day of learning. Photos courtesy of Glenn:  (more…)

Mail Bag: A letter to Citizens Project

Dear Citizens Project; I have been remiss in not writing to you sooner to thank you for the outstanding contributions you make to all citizens of our community.  When one reaches their “golden years” and has worked to make a difference their entire lives, it becomes even more of a passion because of the passing of time.   I appreciate what you do from both a personal and professional standpoint.  I have been employed as a speech-language pathologist for thirty-eight years, thirty-five of those in Colorado Springs School District 11.  Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with all populations and age groups ...