Praxis IS Learning in Action


Applications for 2015-2016 are now being accepted!

Do you have a passion to create change in your community?

Do you have a service project or program idea that you want to make a reality?

“PRAXIS” is defined as reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it." —Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The purpose of PRAXIS is to support students interested in developing a community service or action project that is innovative, creative, and change oriented. PRAXIS allows students the opportunity to put their passion into action by providing them with resources, training, support, and up to $2,000 in grant funds to develop their ideas and implement their projects. PRAXIS is a two to four semester commitment. In addition to implementing the project, students participate in leadership training and service-learning experiences. PRAXIS will support any aspect of service and/or change.  As long as your project is creative, specific and structured, your idea will be considered!

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Apply for PRAXIS

The application for the 2015-2016 school year is now available!

Please apply for a PRAXIS grant online. The applications will still be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all grant money has been allocated.

For more information contact:

Jenn Rieskamp at 970-491-5488 or by email.

Praxis Highlights


No More Injustice / Enslaved -- 2012-2014

  • Students: Michelle Jacoby and Kalista Consol
  • Community Partners: 14 humanitarian anti-trafficking, fair trade organizations
  • Campus Partners: SLiCE, Greek Life, Lory Student Center
  • Project Description: During a two day event, 527 participants walked through a human trafficking simulation highlighting sexual slavery, war slavery, and work slavery. After the simulation, participants were encouraged to connect with various nonprofit agencies tackling this issue
  • Video from 2014 
  • Local newspaper article about Enslaved

RamCycle - 2009-2011

CSU and Fort Collins community members

  • Students: Kerry Byrne, Lorin Scott-Okerblom and Brenna Wozniak
  • Community Partner: FC Bikes
  • Campus Partners: CSU Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee and CSU Office of Residence Life
  • Project Description: RamCycle's focus was on providing education to first-year CSU students on safe bicycling practices in order to reduce the number of bicycle crashes and injuries on campus and in the community and to create a safer and more conscientious transportation environment.

T.G.I.F. (Thank Golly it’s Friday!) - 2007-2008

Youth with special needs

  • Students: Kelsey Paul and Halley Goymerac
  • Community Partner: Respite Care
  • Campus Partner: Special Needs Swim (SNS) program through the SLiCE Office
  • Project Description: T.G.I.F. was created to provide youth with disabilities the opportunity to connect with other youth and CSU students for fun and friendship. This program benefits the community by raising awareness regarding issues of ability and disability. T.G.I.F. will become an ongoing program of the SLiCE Office in Fall 2008.



Jenn Rieskamp
Program Coordinator

210 Lory Student Center
8033 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

phone: (970) 491-5488
fax: (970) 491-2826

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
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