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The College of Educational Studies at Chapman University strives to provide the skills and knowledge to our students in developing future educators, leaders, advocates, collaborators and contributors to the larger community, which reflects our mission of “Changing Education - Changing the World.”  We encourage our alumni, parents, students, and friends to provide support in funding the programs that achieve our mission.

Gifts to the College of Educational Studies allow us to support the vast array of diverse educational projects including our various literacy programs, scholarships to our deserving students, international travel opportunities for research, and multiple campaigns that promote education and civic engagement throughout our immediate community and the world. We aim to cultivate our students into educational and community leaders through these initiatives and by your commitment to the CES as a friend and donor, you too are making a personal pledge to “Changing Education - Changing the World."

+ - College of Educational Studies Dean's Discretionary Fund

Our mission in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University is to develop critical scholarship and skillful leadership that inspires and respects individuals, serves communities, strengthens diversity, and ensures a just society.

The College of Educational Studies has made remarkable progress in recent years and continues to have many initiatives that need your help to sustain this important mission.  Your gift, whether supporting student scholarships, student international travel, community-based projects, conferencves, or one of a number of other important initiatives, makes a difference in the lives of our students and our communities.

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+ - Centro Comunitario de Educación

Centro Comunitario de Educación is a vibrant educational center where Chapman University faculty, students, and community members engage in learning and working together to promote literacy and education. Donations toward Centro Comunitario de Educación help the College of Educational Studies continue the extensive programs which take place within its walls.  For more information, please visit the Centro Comunitario de Educación site.

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+ - Kathleen Muth Reading Center

The Kathleen Muth Reading Center holds a literacy tutoring program which teaching reading and writing to approximately 100 culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students each year.  Chapman University students have the opportunity to work with these young community members as part of their Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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+ - Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D. Endowed Fellowship

The Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D. Endowed Fellowship will be awarded to a distinguished Ph.D. student(s) in the College of Educational Studies who is (are) studying to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The types of support provided by the fellowship may include but are not limited to: conference and international travel grants, tuition, and dissertation and pre-dissertation research grants. Awards will be made by the Dean based on faculty recommendations.

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+ - Hayley Taitz Endowed Fellowship

Student Hayley Taitz from the CSP programThe Hayley Taitz Endowed Fellowship supports graduate students in the College of Educational Studies’ school psychology or related program. Eligible students aspire to follow in Hayley’s footsteps through dedication to serving children with disabilities and their families in the community. Funding may be used for activities including, but not limited to, conferences, collaboration, travel and research. Awards will be made by the Dean based on faculty recommendations.

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+ - Paulo Freire Democratic Project

The Paulo Freire Democratic Project's (PFDP) strives to follow the educational philosophy put forth by Paulo Freire. To accomplish this mission, PFDP gathers together a number of constituencies from all levels of education to promote the full democratic, intellectual and critical development of students, teachers, administrators, parents and other community members.  Learn more about the Paulo Freire Democratic Project.

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+ - Leadership Initiatives

The Leadership Studies Minor program is largely fee supported.  Gifts made toward our leadership intiatives offers a unique opportunity for Chapman students to enhance their understanding and practice of leadership, emphasizing not only preparation for work, but education for life. 

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The fastest and easiest way to support us is by making a gift through our secure online portal.

Or, if you'd prefer to mail us a check, please make your donation payable to Chapman University and mail to:

Chapman University
College of Educational Studies
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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