Implementation Group

Collaboration for the Public Good

As detailed in Transformative Direction Three, DU will continue to engage with organizations and diverse communities across Denver and throughout the Rocky Mountain West to serve the public good directly, expand economic vitality and contribute to cultural empowerment. Through this work, our faculty, students and staff will benefit from community engaged methods of teaching, research and civic development.

The University is working to enhance mutually beneficial and reciprocal opportunities for community-university collaboration. Such opportunities will serve the public good and promote social change, with special attention to underserved communities. Our aim is to engage all schools, disciplines, and departments in order to advance collaboration that will increase the public good impact of our research, creative work, teaching/learning, and service. DU’s public good vision recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of society’s most pressing issues. Therefore, it calls forth problem-solving and solution-seeking across the university—from the humanities to the arts, engineering, business, and beyond. Learn about our innovative and community-engaged initiatives below!

Anne DePrince
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Director, Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning
Cara DiEnno
Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning
Spotlight
Migrahack Event Reimagines Immigration Through Storytelling
Spotlight
DU SciTech Camps Immerse Middle School Girls in STEM Fields

Updates

October 13, 2019
Tackling Grand Challenges: Undergraduates Assist With Seedlings© Curriculum Research

Undergraduates Anne Berset and Bristi Basu, with supervision from Dr. Sarah Watamura, conducted the Seedlings© Strengths and Needs Assessment this spring quarter with assistance from a DU Grand Challenges Advancing […]

Tackling Grand Challenges: Undergraduates Assist With Seedlings© Curriculum Research
Connecting Change-Makers: Community Engaged Fellows Launch New Blog

The Community-Engaged Fellows program experienced incredible growth and development this past academic year. Twelve undergraduate and graduate Fellows engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to their unique but intersecting issue […]

Connecting Change-Makers: Community Engaged Fellows Launch New Blog
Collective Impact Cohorts Creating Collaborative Change

What is a Collective Impact Cohort? In the eyes of Daniel Brisson, it’s what public impact should look like. Teams of 14–22 people have been meeting for the last six months, […]

Collective Impact Cohorts Creating Collaborative Change
September 1, 2019
Attend the Public Good Kick-Off

Join us on September 16th at 4:00 in AAC 290 for a Public Good Kick-Off! Meet: Faculty, staff, students and community members interested in public good work. Opportunities to Tackle […]

Attend the Public Good Kick-Off
June 7, 2019
Your ideas are moving forward!

It has been almost two months since the ‘A Community Table’ conversations. Since then, we have been working our way through surveys and feedback collected from your conversations. We hope […]

Your ideas are moving forward!
May 15, 2019
A Community Table 2019 Update

On April 10th and in the days following, in sunshine and snow, you and our fellow community members gathered around over 100 tables across 7 states with the shared goal of […]

A Community Table 2019 Update
Come to the Grand Challenges forum on Thursday!

Join us from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in the Anderson Academic Commons, room 290, to explore connections between infrastructure and economic opportunity at the Grand Challenges Economic Opportunity […]

Come to the Grand Challenges forum on Thursday!
May 6, 2019
Faculty and Staff Collaborate On Anchor Institution Work

The Collaboration for the Public Good cluster is actively implementing various elements of Transformative Direction 3 in the DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plan. The group includes both faculty and staff, and in […]

Faculty and Staff Collaborate On Anchor Institution Work
October 12, 2018
Attend the DUGC Economic Opportunity Forum on 10/16

Come to the DU Grand Challenges Forum on Economic Opportunity from 4-5:30 in AAC 290 on 10/16! The topic will be Scholarship for Education Access. The event kicks off with […]

Attend the DUGC Economic Opportunity Forum on 10/16
September 25, 2018
Six inaugural DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants have been awarded

Six inaugural DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants have been awarded to faculty for community-engaged scholarship that will tackle issues that impact daily living in our communities.  Congratulations to the following faculty! Faculty: […]

Six inaugural DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants have been awarded
Seeking Applicants for Collective Impact Cohorts!

Collective Impact Cohorts will bring together community and university voices to develop and implement collaborative work to create measurable change to improve daily living. Four cohorts will be established, with […]

Seeking Applicants for Collective Impact Cohorts!
May 30, 2018
DUGC receives $100,000 gift

The DUGC initiative is getting a boost from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. A $100,000 gift will be used to develop new ways for students and faculty to collaborate with the community […]

DUGC receives $100,000 gift
January 30, 2018
Preface to DUGC

As a preface to Grand Challenges, we hosted a regular series of forums designed to facilitate dialogue about collaboration to advance community-engaged scholarship. Over 60 faculty and staff from various […]

Preface to DUGC

Initiatives

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Collaboration for the Public Good
Collaboration for the Public Good
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Spirituals Project
Spirituals Project