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

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Celebrating Puksta Scholars

By Alex Aleman, Business Management At the end of May, Puksta Scholars held their annual Puksta Passage Scholarship dinner to welcome  four incoming students and celebrate six graduating Scholars. Hosted in the stunning Tuscan Ballroom at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, the event was attended by over 100 guests including Foundation President's John … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Celebrating Puksta Scholars

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

Tackling Grand Challenges: Expanding Literacy with Community Partners

By: Maya Piñón, Spanish and Political Science WRIT Engagement Corps (WEC) is a DU student-led group that aims to create mutually beneficial university-community partnerships centered on writing, reading, and literacy activities.  With the support of an Advancing Community- Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars Grant,  WEC sponsored a book fair at Grant Beacon Middle School (GBMS) in April. This … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Expanding Literacy with Community Partners

Tackling Grand Challenges: A Community Table- Brainstorming through the Storm

By Mariel Hernandez, International Studies and French On Wednesday April 10th, Denver got another spring storm, one that did not deter us from having an ‘A Community Table’ conversation about economic opportunity. Maddie’s restaurant provided snacks, my friend Mari offered her warm house, and the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL's) … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: A Community Table- Brainstorming through the Storm

Bridging Learning and Doing: Running Towards Community Change

By Erin Willer, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies With the support of a Community-Engaged Learning Mini Grant and a DU Grand Challenges Class Grant, students in Dr. Erin Willer’s Fall 2018 Department of Communication Studies’ course, Running as Feminist Embodiment, completed a service-learning project with the non-profit organization, Girls on the Run of the … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Running Towards Community Change

Investing in Discovery: DU Selected for Inaugural Public Good Humanities Research Grant

The University of Denver (DU) was one of 25 institutions to receive funding from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) for their inaugural Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative. The CIC initiative promotes student research at private colleges and universities, addresses issues of public significance, and showcases the rich archival, library, and museum collections. … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: DU Selected for Inaugural Public Good Humanities Research Grant

Tackling Grand Challenges: Collective Impact Cohorts Moving Into Action

In January, the University of Denver (DU) announced the launch of four Collective Impact Cohorts to bring together university-community teams for the Action phase of DU Grand Challenges Improving Daily Living theme. The teams include undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty, and community members. Each Cohort has been charged with building a shared agenda and … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Collective Impact Cohorts Moving Into Action

Tackling Grand Challenges: A Project on Light Analysis for a Brighter Future

By Lincoln Schafer, Physics, and Irene Schimmel, Physics Our Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars project was to engage community members in the analysis of excessive night lighting, which can affect people through glare, light trespass and possible health effects. Many light fixture owners are uneducated about the harmful impact artificial lighting can have both on … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: A Project on Light Analysis for a Brighter Future

Tackling Grand Challenges: Host a Conversation at the Second A Community Table

Join the University of Denver’s Grand Challenges initiative for its second A Community Table event on April 10, 2019. A Community Table is a one-day event that brings small groups together across the globe to share their aspirations for creating Thriving Communities. The idea is simple. Anyone can sign up to host a community table … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Host a Conversation at the Second A Community Table