Civitas Community Impact Experience Symposium: RemakeLearningDaysChi Event, Blue Lacuna, Thursday, 16. May 2019

What happens when student passion, interests, and activism collide? 
The Civitas Community Impact Experience (CCIE) empowers students to discover their unique talents, passion and duty to serve through experiences in authentic community projects, problems, and opportunities. The transformational experience engages, challenges, and prepares students to impact their communities and the world as consultants, designers, problem-solvers, critical-thinkers, and innovators. Teams of ChicagoQuest HS seniors use the City of Chicago as their classroom and engage in projects based on authentic problems and topics from sponsors and community partners that reflect the diversity of the workplace: corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
CCIE projects come from the real needs of businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, as well as generated by students and teachers. Community partners pitch their authentic, open-ended projects to students, highlighting project impact, challenges, learning opportunities, and career strands. In addition, students designed and pitched social venture projects intended to solve and impact concerns and issues in our community. After the pitches, CCIE students chose the projects to work based on their personal interests and passions, opportunities to impact society, and relationships with community partners. Some examples of projects that CCIE student consultants worked on include:

Creating access and opportunities to experience world cultures and countries through developing a travel abroad program targeting historically underserved youth

Addressing equity and access issues around feminine hygiene products specifically for incarcerated women 

Creating a youth facing, digital platform that delivers a positive and engaging youth experience 

Designing and creating a consulting firm that supports African American entrepreneurs passionate in owning a marijuana dispensary

Empowering student voice in the upcoming mayoral election around educational policies

Creating solutions that increase engagement of youth in community theaters

And More!

Come visit the CCIE Symposium and learn more about the learning journeys our students have taken as they worked on designing solutions for their clients. While the CCIE Symposium is targeted to recruit the next class of CCIE student consultants, those interested are free to RSVP.  SPACE IS LIMITED. 
Check out the CCIE video to learn more about our program.
For more information contact Matsuo Marti at
This is a 2019 RemakeLearningDayCHI event. 
Remake Learning Days Chi is our region’s, first-ever hands-on, festival for the future of work and learning. It will take place May 16 -19, 2019. The Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX) and founding partners—WTTW Chicago, Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative, Chicago City of Learning and EvanSTEM—will turn Chicago and Evanston into an open house learning laboratory. We will feature more than 100 fun and free events for youth of all ages at which families will experience making, new technology, art workshops, science experiments, student films, outdoor learning and more!

Thursday, 16. May 2019, Blue Lacuna, Civitas Community Impact Experience Symposium: RemakeLearningDaysChi Event

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