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An Innovative Model for Colleges of Education

Lift as You Climb represents an innovative model for Colleges of Education of sustained university-community partnerships and of experiential and problem-based learning to address complex challenges facing educators and schools.

In 2021, Lift participants and leaders presented their work at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting as part of a symposium on model partnerships between communities and colleges of education. Video of the presentation can be viewed here.

Lift as You Climb will also be featured at DePaul’s 13th annual Service Speaks event hosted by the Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning and Lift student ambassadors’ work has been recognized by a Richard J. and Joan M. Meister Scholarship award for exceptional efforts by DePaul students to advance social justice.