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

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

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Future Leaders: A Reflection of the Puksta Retreat

By Blanche Marie Ndoutou, Puksta Scholar, Criminology and Spanish As the new year started, Puksta Scholars came together for another retreat. As we entered the room, we felt a sense of comfort. It was comfortable being together in a room full of people fighting for social changes.This year’s retreat took place in downtown Denver from … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Future Leaders: A Reflection of the Puksta Retreat

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Marching in the MLK Marade Together

By Sami Helgeson, Public Achievement President and Coach This was my third year attending Denver’s MLK Marade, and the very first time that we saw sun instead of snow or slush! The MLK Marade—a mixture of parade and march—honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his incredible work toward justice and human rights. Students and … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Marching in the MLK Marade Together

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: A Community- Engaged Fellow in Action

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.