Public Good Impact Blog

Discover how students, faculty, and staff are creating change through collaborations with community partners. 

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Featured Community-Engaged Teaching Posts

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Evaluating for the Greater Good

Over the course of 24 weeks, students work with community non-profit partners to evaluate their programs or services.

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Community Forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism

“This is like a pop-up sangha” one participant declared during the course of the community forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism. The Sanskrit term she used, sangha, is used popularly by many Buddhists in the US to talk about community.

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Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

Korbel MA graduate students in community-based research partnerships were paired with immigrant and labor rights organizations in the Denver area.


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Featured ACE Grant Posts

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Educational Videos to Support Independence

A group of students used an ACE grant to collaborate with International Rescue Committee in Denver and DU Media to create a set of educational videos that would guide refugees through system processes in Denver.

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Biology of Healthy Aging: Mindfulness and Meditation

Using community engagement, meditation, and mindfulness to improve the well-being of students.

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An interdisciplinary performance and community engagement initiative that explores the frictions of LGBTQ+ experiences and religion in America.


Featured CE Fellows Posts

Featured Scholar Shop Posts

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Understanding Consumer Behaviors to Retain Volunteers

MS Marketing students partnered with A Little Help to improve their retention of volunteers through a quarter-long project.

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A Resource for Victim Service Agencies Looking for Research Findings – Trauma Research Notes

Kelly Miller details her journey at DU and developing an interest in victim advocacy. She was able to partner with Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance through a connection made by the Scholar Shop.

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Story Mapping Nature with Youth in Boulder County, and Going Virtual

The goals of the story mapping project included researching youth relationships with nature and contributing to Nature Kids/Jóvenes de la Naturaleza (NKJN) ongoing program evaluation. We asked youth to create “story maps” that link multimedia content to geographic locations in a web application to tell location-based stories about where nature is special in their lives

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