CM Cares (Service Learning)
The Department of Construction Management CM CARES initiative promotes service learning by infusing leadership traits, team building, and ethics through community service activities. It focuses on teaming students, faculty, staff and industry partners to assist with construction related projects for people with special needs or local community service agencies needing assistance that cannot be provided by other sources. CM Cares initiatives are delivered through courses that incorporate leadership and service learning as their objectives. CM Cares projects are primarlily delivered through two courses: CM Leadership Course (CON464) and Leadership of Sustainable Community Projects (CON577).
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Awards and Recognition
2013 Mayor's Award for Service Provider of the Year, Fort Collins Commission on Disability
2013 Construction Education Challenge Award, Associated General Contractors of Colorado
CM Cares in the News:
James and Libby Wheelchair Swing project: ABC News, Fort Collins Coloradoan, NoCo5, CBS
Loveland Reporter Herald (2012)
NoCo 5 (2012)
ABC Construction Executive (2012)
CM Leadership Course (CON464)
Student project leaders complete a Construction Leadership course and serve as leaders for the service projects. The course includes sponsored guest lectures from industry leaders on the non-technical aspects of running a successful business. Topics and potential opportunities include:
Graduate Level Service Learning Course (CON577)
Leadership of Sustainable Community Projects, created in collaboration with local design professionals, and high school educators, empowers construction management students to be leaders, stewards and mentors by managing a small community-based construction project through the engagement of local at-risk youth to complete the hands-on construction projects.
Potential opportunities for industry include:
Inaugural CM Cares Group, 2011
Khristy K. Preston, Phelps Placement Office
Department of Construction Management
113B Guggenheim Hall Fort Collins, CO 80523-1584
(970) 491-3068 FAX