By: Lisa Martinez, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology; Arianna Nowakowski, Assistant Professor, University College, Co-Leads of the DU Grand Challenges Collective Impact Migration Cohort For over two years, the DU Grand Challenges Migration Cohort has been working towards their mission of improving the daily lives of migrants and refugees in the Denver metro area. … Continue reading Amplifying University-Community Voices: Collective Impact and Migration
DU Grand Challenges kicked off the year with big announcements including collaboration and funding opportunities through Collective Impact Cohorts, new Advancing Community Engaged (ACE) Student Scholarship grants, and a fresh set of Forums focusing on topics related to increasing economic opportunities in our communities. Faculty, staff, students, and community members gathered in Anderson Academic Commons … Continue reading DU Grand Challenges Kicks Off its Second Year
DU Grand Challenges harnesses the multidisciplinary expertise of faculty, staff, students, and communities to build a shared agenda for collaborative action on important public problems. In its first year, DU Grand Challenges focused on building aspirations for collaborative action to improve daily living. From Forums to Scholars Grants and A Community Table, last year’s programming … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: A Look at the Year Ahead
As the aspirations phase under DU Grand Challenges’ inaugural theme of improving daily living in our communities comes to an end, we are excited to support ideas that tackle different facets of daily life. Throughout this year, we focused on identifying aspirations for improving daily living in our communities through forums on migration and environmental sustainability as well as healthy development, meeting basic needs and addressing violence. We also collected over 200 distinctive aspirations in a single day as part of the University of Denver’s (DU) inaugural A Community Table event on April 11, 2018.