The main role of a Community Project Champion (CPC) includes the following: 1) proposing a project idea, 2) having your proposed project selected by a student/student group, and 3) providing support for the planning, development, and implementation of the project.
If you are interested in becoming a CPC, you can begin by submitting a project idea using the form below. If your project is chosen by a student/student group you will then have the opportunity to support the student(s) through the planning, design, and implementation involved in bringing the idea to life.
Please note that it is not guaranteed that all proposed projects will be chosen. Selection is based on individual student interest, which cannot be predicted.
Interested in learning more? We request that all potential Community Project Champions review the Community Project Champion Resource Guide before submitting their project idea. This guide provides a brief (3-page) overview of what to expect, as well as outlines the roles and responsibilities of each party.
After reading the Resource Guide, and before submitting your project idea, remember that projects should be of an interdisciplinary nature, include some aspect of community engagement, and have some practical outcomes that are achievable within the course time period. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to lead a project with your support. Projects should provide flexibility for student experiential learning and the opportunity for innovation and creativity.
Completed Projects – To gain an understanding of the types of projects and outcomes that can be achieved, you can review past completed projects here.
Project Proposals – All current project proposals will be posted online for student viewing, and example project proposal descriptions can be seen here.
Community Project Champions (CPC) who are proposing projects for SUSTAIN 2SS3, Sustain 3S03 and/or SUSTAIN 4S06 are invited to attend the pitch night, which occurs at the beginning of each semester. Potential CPCs will have the opportunity to provide students with a 2-minute “pitch” of their project idea. Students will then have the opportunity to meet with potential CPCs prior to choosing their projects. Potential CPCs are not required to attend class in September. However, participation is highly encouraged.