Richmond organizations are our Labs
With the guidance of Collegiate faculty, students embark on an exploration of Richmond and the systems that impact organizations operating in our community. Through first-hand observation of CSEI partner organizations, students discover the context in which they operate as they work to deliver their mission, vision and values. Student teams then identify a systemic challenge and apprentice with, or live with, the challenge they are curious about trying to positively impact. As they spend time on field trips and meeting citizens throughout Richmond and beyond, students ultimately increase their awareness of the interconnectedness of our community and how complex problem solving is.
Recent partnerships have included the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Dominion Energy, Henrico Entertainment & Sports Authority, Midas of Richmond, Richmond Squirrels, Startup Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.