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Unlock Possibility: Student & Mentor Stories

December 12th, 2018

Since 1995, our organization has evolved to partner with schools and their students to best serve youth in our community, and during this 2018-2019 school year, Denver Urban Scholars will allow over 550 participants to unlock possibility in their lives.  Our students receive one-on-one mentoring from an engaged adult, individualized services at school helping navigate …

Keeping up with the Capstones

September 5th, 2018

Denver Urban Scholars supports students beyond high school graduation through the Capstones program, managed by Esmeralda Rodriguez.  This program is focused on supporting our graduates through their first year of college at participating schools.  Read about some recent Capstones events below! Ready, Set, College! We would like to give a special thank you to our …

Epsilon Partnership Provides School Supplies to DUS School Community

August 22nd, 2018

Epsilon Data Management has become the exemplar for Denver Urban Scholars corporate partnerships. They have proven that strong leadership and advocacy within a company can make a real impact on the community we serve. Denver Urban Scholars and Epsilon’s partnership began in 2016 with board member Stacey Hawes as the central advocate. Since then, Epsilon …

National Volunteer Week & Facebook Challenge

April 13th, 2018

Next week, April 15-21st, is National Volunteer Week! The theme for National Volunteer Week is Celebrate Service – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. As part of National …

2018 Career Fair: Broadening the Horizons for our Scholars

March 1st, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, Denver Urban Scholars hosted a Career Fair for youth in our program. The Career Fair turnout was fantastic from both a presenter and scholar lens. Students were exposed to careers ranging from massage therapy to architecture.  Prior to the event, Clay and Holly Vanliere coached students on how to give an …

DUS Family Cookout

August 25th, 2017

​ On August 12th, Denver Urban Scholars hosted a family-style cookout at Central Park in Stapleton. The weather was perfect and turnout was good. Denver Urban Scholars staff were all there, as well as current students, along with their families and mentors. We enjoyed a potluck lunch, played lawn games, and and participated in a water balloon …

Career Readiness Programing

August 17th, 2017

Denver Urban Scholars organized a career day with The OPUS Group, which is a family of commercial real estate development, construction, and design companies with multidisciplinary teams in development, finance, project management, construction, architecture, engineering, and interior design. The purpose of this day was to expose Denver Urban Scholars participants to various careers. Scholars will …

The Ninja Turtles are BACK for The Summer Games

June 6th, 2017

Denver Urban Scholars hosts The Summer Games on Saturday, June 24th. This will be the 4th annual Summer Games fundraiser and is sure to please new and repeat participants alike! Desiree Jewell, Board Member and Marketing Committee Chair, is looking forward to competing with her team of family and friends, The Ninja Turtles. “The Ninja Turtles …

Career Fair: Preparing our Scholars for a Life of Choice & Opportunity

April 3rd, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, Denver Urban Scholars will host a Career Fair from 11am-1:30pm. The goals of this event are to expose our Scholars to a wide variety of career opportunities and deepen Denver Urban Scholar’s ongoing relationships with area businesses and community members. This event presents a unique opportunity for businesses and other local …

Five on Black Fundraiser – April 6th

March 29th, 2017

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a Fundraiser to support Denver Urban Scholars. Come in to Five on Black at 1617 California Street, Downtown Denver on Thursday, April 6th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make …