Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

By: María Islas-López, Visiting Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) Evidence shows that work training and employment programs can lead to greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals living in low-income and high-poverty neighborhoods. Yet, for training and employment programs to succeed, they need to consider the aspirations of program participants. The Sun … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

By: Cate Daniels, Undergraduate Student, Department of International Studies Thanks to funding from the ACE (Advancing Community Engagement) Student Grant, my project partner and I were able to establish a program called Growing Together. We worked together with two of the local STRIVE Prep charter schools. These institutions provide a quality education for K-12th graders … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

Investing in Discovery: University of Denver Nature Challenge-I’ve Been Bio-Blizted!

By Corey Martz, Graduate Student, Department of Geography While many of us probably think of the University of Denver (DU) as a community of amazing students, faculty, and staff – a DU interdisciplinary team is encouraging us to expand how we imagine our community to include the nature that surrounds us. Our team consists of … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: University of Denver Nature Challenge-I’ve Been Bio-Blizted!

Tackling Grand Challenges: Growing Community through Art Projects at the Bridge Community Garden

By Nadia Czebiniak, undergraduate student, International Business This spring quarter undergraduate student, Nadia Czebiniak, led a series of activities to increase community engagement at the University of Denver (DU) Bridge Community Garden with the support of an Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars Grant. After researching the benefits of community building through art and garden engagement, … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Growing Community through Art Projects at the Bridge Community Garden

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

By Apryl Alexander, Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology The goal of the Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success (PASS) program was to assist first-generation undergraduate psychology students, including underrepresented and economically and educationally disadvantaged students, through the graduate psychology training pipeline and into mental and behavioral health professions careers through a University of … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success

By Barbekka Hurtt, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences The Health Professions Highway (HPH) program was honored to receive Public Good grant funding from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) to run the HPH program for a second year in summer 2018. This funding allowed Biological Sciences faculty members Barbekka Hurtt … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success

Connecting Change-Makers: Community-Engaged Fellows Launch New Blog

By Katie Vega, Scholar Shop Program Coordinator The Community-Engaged Fellows program experienced incredible growth and development this past academic year. Twelve undergraduate and graduate Fellows engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to their unique but intersecting issue areas of: Gender Equity; Access & Education; Built Environment; Gentrification; Immigration; Refugees; Urban Conservation, Ecology, and Sustainability; Health … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: Community-Engaged Fellows Launch New Blog

Bridging Learning and Doing:DU Prison Arts Initiative Family Reunification Events

By Ashley Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Founder and Co-Director of the University of Denver Prison Art's Initiative A mini-grant from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) that was awarded to the DU Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) has supported growth and expansion of some of our most important … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing:DU Prison Arts Initiative Family Reunification Events

Tackling Grand Challenges: Undergraduates Assist with Seedlings© Curriculum Research

By Anne Berset and Bristi Basu, Department of Psychology Undergraduates Anne Berset and Bristi Basu, with supervision from Dr. Sarah Watamura, conducted the Seedlings© Strengths and Needs Assessment this spring quarter with assistance from a DU Grand Challenges Advancing Community Engaged (ACE) Student Grant. The Seedlings© program was developed by Dr. Watamura in partnership with … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Undergraduates Assist with Seedlings© Curriculum Research

Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Soccer Camp Explores College Access

By Jimmy Hessler, Sociology and French Fifteen potential first-generation college students from Jackson, Wyoming joined Jimmy Hessler, a senior undergraduate Sociology and French student and Community-Engaged Fellow on campus to explore college access over spring break. All the students involved in the trip were either first or second year students from Jackson Hole High School, … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Community Soccer Camp Explores College Access