Tackling Grand Challenges: Growing Community through Art Projects at the Bridge Community Garden

By Nadia Czebiniak, undergraduate student, International Business This spring quarter undergraduate student Nadia Czebiniak led a series of activities to increase community engagement at the University of Denver (DU) Bridge Community Garden with the support of an Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars Grant. After researching the benefits of community building through art and garden engagement, … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Growing Community through Art Projects at the Bridge Community Garden

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

By Apryl Alexander, Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology The goal of the Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success (PASS) program was to assist first-generation undergraduate psychology students, including underrepresented and economically and educationally disadvantaged students, through the graduate psychology training pipeline and into mental and behavioral health professions careers through a University of … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success

By Barbekka Hurtt, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences The Health Professions Highway (HPH) program was honored to receive Public Good grant funding from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) to run the program for a second year in summer 2018. This funding allowed DU Biological Sciences faculty members Barbekka Hurtt … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success

Connecting Change-Makers: Community-Engaged Fellows Launch New Blog

By Katie Vega, Scholar Shop Program Coordinator The Community-Engaged Fellows program experienced incredible growth and development this past academic year. Twelve undergraduate and graduate Fellows engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to their unique but intersecting issue areas of: Gender Equity; Access & Education; Built Environment; Gentrification; Immigration; Refugees; Urban Conservation, Ecology, and Sustainability; Health … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: Community-Engaged Fellows Launch New Blog

Bridging Learning and Doing:DU Prison Arts Initiative Family Reunification Events

By Ashley Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Founder and Co-Director of the University of Denver Prison Art's Initiative A mini-grant from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) that was awarded to the DU Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) has supported growth and expansion of some of our most important … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing:DU Prison Arts Initiative Family Reunification Events

Tackling Grand Challenges: Undergraduates Assist with Seedlings© Curriculum Research

By Anne Berset and Bristi Basu, Department of Psychology Undergraduates Anne Berset and Bristi Basu, with supervision from Dr. Sarah Watamura, conducted the Seedlings© Strengths and Needs Assessment this spring quarter with assistance from a DU Grand Challenges Advancing Community Engaged (ACE) Student Grant. The Seedlings© program was developed by Dr. Watamura in partnership with … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Undergraduates Assist with Seedlings© Curriculum Research

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