Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Denver’s MLK Marade

By: Russell Yohannan, Sociolegal and International Studies, Public Achievement This year’s 35th Annual MLK Marade in Denver was an incredible experience. Being new to the Public Achievement (PA) team and the city of Denver in general, I did not know what to expect. After hearing horror stories of freezing temperatures and blizzards in Marades past, … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Denver’s MLK Marade

Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

By: Marie E. Berry, Assistant Professor, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) Summer Institute is an intensive training program for frontline, women-identified activists to network and learn strategies for waging effective nonviolent movements to advance peace and security around the world. The IGLI Summer Institute is part … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

Investing in Discovery: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Digital Badge Program

By: Associate Professor Duan Zhang, Research Methods and Information Science, Assistant Professor Erin Anderson, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Assistant Professor Garrett Roberts, Teaching and Learning Sciences This project was intended to evaluate the efficacy of a digital badging project in Aurora Public Schools (APS). APS is the fifth largest district in the state … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Digital Badge Program

Connecting Change Makers: DU Faculty, Staff and Students Share Out their Community-Engaged Work

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

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

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

By Kateri McRae, Professor, Psychology This spring, junior and senior psychology students in Professor Kateri McRae’s Emotion Regulation class worked to do something that scientists and journalists constantly struggle with – communicating recent scientific results to a non-specialized audience. The class was focused on emotion regulation, which refers to all the ways that we might … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

Investing in Discover: Creative Youth Voice Project with GrowHaus

By Esteban Gómez, Assistant Professor, Anthropology During the Summer of 2019, Professor Esteban Gómez (Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology), Dr. Cara DiEnno (Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning), and students from the University of Denver partnered with staff from The GrowHaus to develop a Creative Youth Voice Project that would allow high school students to … Continue reading Investing in Discover: Creative Youth Voice Project with GrowHaus

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

Investing in Discovery: Art Restart, A Story of Engagement and Empowerment

By Lindsey Feitz, Teaching Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Armed with clipboards, product illustrations, and a bit of apprehension, undergraduate students in the Gender and Women’s Studies class, “Reframing Feminism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Poverty” took to the streets (and city parks) this past fall. Their mission was to conduct market research on behalf of … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Art Restart, A Story of Engagement and Empowerment