By: Lusungu Chirambo, Community-Engaged Fellow | MA in Development Economics & International Development Working on my project with the fellows’ program has been one of the most remarkable experiences at DU. After being accepted into the program, I had mixed feelings because I thought it is something that I couldn’t manage. On the other hand, the mixed … Continue reading My experience as a CCESL Community-Engaged Fellow
By: Jessica Villena Sanchez, Community-Engaged Fellow | PhD in the Department of Geography and the Environment I joined the Valverde Movement Project (VMP) in February 2021. This project seeks to bring community health and wealth to Valverde, a historically marginalized and redlined neighborhood in west Denver. Through several community engagement events and constant communication with community leaders and members of … Continue reading My Experience as a CCESL Graduate Student Fellow in the Valverde Movement Project
Written By: Katie Vega, Scholar Shop Program Coordinator, CCESL Faculty and students at the University of Denver (DU) have hit the ground running with their community-engaged research and scholarship this year! In partnership with Casa de Paz, a transitional facility for recently released migrants, a cluster of faculty focused on immigration is teaching community-engaged courses … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: DU Faculty, Staff and Students Share Out their Community-Engaged Work
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
By Adrielle Knight, CCESL Refugee-Focused Fellow, Graduate School of Social Work A screening of the film Soufra brought together over 120 people in Maglione Hall. This documentary depicts the story of a Syrian refugee woman named Mariam who actualized her dream of starting her own catering business to empower other Syrian women in a refugee camp … Continue reading Community Engaged Fellow Hosts Film Screening
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.
Federal Boulevard is the second deadliest street in Denver for traffic fatalities and takes the lives of people walking, bicycling, taking transit, riding a motorcycle or driving every year. Vision Zero Denver is an initiative with the goal of making traffic-related deaths and serious injuries nonexistent in Denver by 2030. To better understand how residents experience traffic safety in the area, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), the City of Denver, and the Vision Zero Coalition collaborated to deliver a series of photovoice workshops to residents of the Federal Boulevard corridor. Through photography, these participants shared things they love about their community along Federal Boulevard, as well as things that make them feel unsafe.