Connecting Change-Makers: Community Building Through Storytelling

By Madalyne Heiken, Theatre Group projects can be intimidating. They can be even more intimidating when asked to work with a community partner. As part of the University of Denver's (DU) Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), students are asked to complete two projects by the end of their first year: a Campus Project and a Community … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: Community Building Through Storytelling

Connecting Change-Makers: New Scholar Shop Website Highlights DU and Community Collaborations

By Katie Vega, CCESL Scholar Shop Program Coordinator The Scholar Shop connects community organizations with DU students and faculty to address public problems through research or creative work. Scholar Shop project can range from analyzing data and conducting program evaluation to producing marketing materials, among others. To better promote and connect DU faculty, staff, and … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: New Scholar Shop Website Highlights DU and Community Collaborations

Community Engaged Fellow Hosts Film Screening

By Adrielle Knight, CCESL Refugee-Focused Fellow, Graduate School of Social Work A screening of the film Soufra brought together over 120 people in Maglione Hall. This documentary depicts the story of a Syrian refugee woman named Mariam who actualized her dream of starting her own catering business to empower other Syrian women in a refugee camp … Continue reading Community Engaged Fellow Hosts Film Screening

Connecting Change Makers: Ninth Grade Academy with George Washington High School

By: Rosa Gutierrez, DU Public Achievement Coach George Washington High School (GWHS) and the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) partnered to facilitate ninth grade academy, a week designed to help incoming ninth grade students form new connections and build a strong foundation for successfully navigating high school. By partnering with … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: Ninth Grade Academy with George Washington High School