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

Investing in Discovery: DU Amache Project

By Bonnie Clark, Anthropology The DU Amache Project strives to responsibly research, interpret, and preserve the physical remains of Colorado’s World War II Japanese American internment camp.  This work happens in the field, through archaeology at the site and community consultations, in the museum, with collections management and exhibits, and in the classroom, where students … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: DU Amache Project

Tackling Grand Challenges: A Look at the Year Ahead

DU Grand Challenges harnesses the multidisciplinary expertise of faculty, staff, students, and communities to build a shared agenda for collaborative action on important public problems. In its first year, DU Grand Challenges focused on building aspirations for collaborative action to improve daily living. From Forums to Scholars Grants and A Community Table, last year’s programming … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: A Look at the Year Ahead

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Amplifying Youth Voice

By Madison Kim, Community Engaged Fellow The North Denver Photovoice Project spotlighted how young residents of Elyria, Swansea, and other neighborhoods of North Denver are effected by redevelopment projects in the area. Teenage artists spent eight weeks documenting their lives in North Denver.  As a culmination to the project, family, friends, and community members gathered … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Amplifying Youth Voice