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CSU-Pueblo PLP class to adopt El Centro Learning Center

Release Date: November 03, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – The junior class of the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) at Colorado State University-Pueblo has committed the fall semester to making the Learning Center at El Centro del Quinto Sol a more positive, physical learning environment. Each fall, the PLP junior works as a team to perform a successful public service through their required, experiential education course, US 360 Applying Leadership Principles:  The Team Practicum.   In order to further develop their leadership and problem-solving skills, the team selects and implements an approved community service project, requiring significant effort in planning, preparation and implementation.
The junior class selected the Learning Center at El Centro del Quinto Sol, the city-owned recreation center for children and adults, 609 N. Erie Ave., to encourage and support education for its participants, who often don’t have the resources or means to develop educationally outside of their school classroom. The learning center is a room, in a former elementary school, for tutoring, homework, reading, and other educational activities. The students hope to complete this project by the end of the fall semester, which ends in December. 

According to PLP Director Shelly Moreschini, CSU-Pueblo and PLP are dedicated to quality education, as well as civic engagement, innovation, inclusiveness and diversity, integrity and respect.  
“This is an ideal project for the10 members of this year’s PLP Junior Class, as it meets the mission of the university to be an educational resource for the area’s diverse population within its service area,” Moreschini said. “We want to make a difference at the center and create a more comfortable and positive learning environment.”  

In order to make a long-lasting impact on the Learning Center, the students are seeking cash and in-kind donations for the following:
  1. New wall paint, baseboards, and (2) doors   

  2. New carpeting

  3. Window blinds (2 windows) and ceiling tiles

  4. Fan(s) for keeping room cool 

  5. Shelving for books and educational games

  6. Study tables and chairs 

  7. Books and educational games 

  8. Inspirational posters/artwork 

  9. Large covered trash cans (2) 

  10. Pencils, sharpeners, paper, white board, etc. 

The members of the 2015 PLP Junior Class are: Rogelio Arreguin-Mancera, Colorado Springs;  Maggie Geolat, Monument;  Antonio Huerta, Granada; Derion Ibarra, Pueblo; Grace Lobato, Pueblo;  Felix Mestas, Pueblo; Alex Moore, Pueblo;  Erika Retzlaff, Pueblo West;  Levi Ropp, Pueblo; and Tori Rushing. Colorado Springs.
For more information, contact the President’s Leadership Program Office at 719-549-2066 or email​.

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