Connecting Change-Makers: Cultivating the Inherent Strengths of Young Girls

By: Lanie Cohen, Undergraduate Student, Strategic Communications & Gender and Women’s Studies My internship this past summer was for Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver (GIMD), a nonprofit organization designed to cultivate the “inherent strengths” young girls need to successfully navigate our society. This can look like education, activities, extra meals, art, mentorship, or even yoga. … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: Cultivating the Inherent Strengths of Young Girls

Connecting Change-Makers: ACE Grants and Scholar Shop Synergy

By: Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, CCESL There’s no doubt about it—COVID has made doing community-engaged work more difficult, especially for students who are newer to the work. After all, community engagement is all about relationships. Building relationships to advance toward research, creative work, and learning is tough when the in-person meetings and … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: ACE Grants and Scholar Shop Synergy

Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

By: Rebecca Galemba, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies Supported by a CCESL mini-grant, my Winter 2020 Qualitative Methods course paired Korbel MA graduate students in community-based research partnerships with immigrant and labor rights organizations in the Denver area. In the course, students learn-by-doing - drawing on class readings, strong partnerships, and practical experience … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: The Intersection Between Voting and Urban Sustainability

By: Elizabeth Walsh, Grand Challenges Cohort Program Coordinator, Urban Sustainability Cohort As Election Day draws closer, voting-eligible American citizens have the hard-won opportunity to cast our votes in service of our personal visions of the public good. In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, the onslaught of deadly wildfires, hurricanes and extreme weather associated … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: The Intersection Between Voting and Urban Sustainability