Connecting Change-Makers: Cultivating the Inherent Strengths of Young Girls

By: Lanie Cohen, Undergraduate Student, Strategic Communications & Gender and Women’s Studies My internship this past summer was for Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver (GIMD), a nonprofit organization designed to cultivate the “inherent strengths” young girls need to successfully navigate our society. This can look like education, activities, extra meals, art, mentorship, or even yoga. … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: Cultivating the Inherent Strengths of Young Girls

Connecting Change-Makers: ACE Grants and Scholar Shop Synergy

By: Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, CCESL There’s no doubt about it—COVID has made doing community-engaged work more difficult, especially for students who are newer to the work. After all, community engagement is all about relationships. Building relationships to advance toward research, creative work, and learning is tough when the in-person meetings and … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: ACE Grants and Scholar Shop Synergy

Connecting Change Makers: Community Engagement During a Pandemic

By: Madalyne Heiken, Undergraduate Student, Department of Theater As the summer heat wore off and students were being welcomed back to campus in the early fall, Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) students were racking their brains about what issues they wanted to focus on for their year-long Community Change Initiatives. Hannah Hinds, Mikeala Bassil, and I … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: Community Engagement During a Pandemic

Connecting Change Makers: The ABC(D)’s of Community Engagement

By: Katy Constantinides, International Studies and Gender and Women Studies, Scholar Shop Last year, my desire to be more involved with CCESL brought me to the page of Scholar Shop projects waiting to be picked up. When I decided to work with the Episcopal Church of Denver on a report to learn more about Asset-Based … Continue reading Connecting Change Makers: The ABC(D)’s of Community Engagement

Connecting Change-Makers: Story Mapping Nature with Youth in Boulder County

By: Corey Martz, Geography, Scholar Shop Nature Kids / Jovenes de la Naturaleza (NKJN) is a collective impact initiative comprised of numerous non-profit, government, and other community organizations. These organizations are partnering to deliver nature programming, along with park and pathway construction projects, that improve access to nature for youth and families in Boulder County, … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: Story Mapping Nature with Youth in Boulder County

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

Connecting Change-Makers: New Scholar Shop Website Highlights DU and Community Collaborations

By Katie Vega, CCESL Scholar Shop Program Coordinator The Scholar Shop connects community organizations with DU students and faculty to address public problems through research or creative work. Scholar Shop project can range from analyzing data and conducting program evaluation to producing marketing materials, among others. To better promote and connect DU faculty, staff, and … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: New Scholar Shop Website Highlights DU and Community Collaborations