By: Kathleen Ferrick, Student Program Coordinator, CCESL There’s no question that the DU Puksta Scholars program has been different this fall. As a close-knit community of 21 undergrads, in-person meetings and events throughout the year have, in the past, always been a given. Initially, the prospect of moving all Puksta programming online was a daunting … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Fostering Virtual Community with DU Puksta Scholars
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
By Desiree Collins, Public Achievement Team Lead, Graduate School of Social Work The Public Achievement (PA) team embarked on a weekend-long learning and bonding experience during the first week of October. PA is a program in which University of Denver (DU) students work with local schools to create change in their communities. PA Team Leads … Continue reading Public Achievement Spends a Weekend Preparing for the Year Ahead
Puksta Scholars make social change happen that is grounded in community organizing principles and solidarity. Each year, the University of Denver (DU) recognizes the amazing collaborative public good work carried out by Puksta scholars at the Puksta Passage event. The event provides an opportunity to bring together the entire Puksta community including new and current scholars, graduating seniors, alumni, as well as DU and Puksta Foundation leadership. This year’s event continued previous traditions of wisdom sharing by graduating scholars, welcoming incoming scholars, and community building over a shared meal.