Executives Partnering for Children (EPIC) works to harness the capital of Colorado's business sector to ensure that all children develop into healthy, educated and productive citizens. Child care in Colorado is primarily privately funded , and a large portion of that funding comes through the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC). The CCTC encourages donations to fund childcare institutions and provides a tax-advantage of a 50% tax deduction if individuals and organizations donate to child care centers.
The DU Immigrant and Refugee Rights Colectivo (Colectivo) established itself as a hub for research, education, and allyship around immigrant and refugee rights at Korbel. With the support of a mini-grant from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL), Colectivo connects students and faculty at the University of Denver (DU) who are passionate about immigrant and refugee rights to the broader Denver community through advocacy and research.
As the aspirations phase under DU Grand Challenges’ inaugural theme of improving daily living in our communities comes to an end, we are excited to support ideas that tackle different facets of daily life. Throughout this year, we focused on identifying aspirations for improving daily living in our communities through forums on migration and environmental sustainability as well as healthy development, meeting basic needs and addressing violence. We also collected over 200 distinctive aspirations in a single day as part of the University of Denver’s (DU) inaugural A Community Table event on April 11, 2018.