Tackling Grand Challenges: Mobility in an Urban Setting

By Matthew Walters, undergraduate student, Political Science Transportation affects all levels of daily living: where we work, who we interact with, and where we go for fun. In order to better understand ourselves and the decisions we make, we have to understand the methods of mobility which can both grant and limit our options. In … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Mobility in an Urban Setting

Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

By: María Islas-López, Visiting Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) Evidence shows that work training and employment programs can lead to greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals living in low-income and high-poverty neighborhoods. Yet, for training and employment programs to succeed, they need to consider the aspirations of program participants. The Sun … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

By: Cate Daniels, undergraduate student, International Studies Thanks to funding from an Advancing Comunity Engaged (ACE) student scholars grant, my project partner and I were able to establish a program called Growing Together. We worked together with two of the local STRIVE Prep charter schools. These institutions provide a quality education for kindergartener through 12th … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

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

Amplifying University – Community Voices: Federal Boulevard Photovoice Project

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.