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 …

Winter Kick-Off: A Match Made in Denver

March 1st, 2017

Denver Urban Scholars combines mentoring with social, emotional, and academic support to ensure a life of choice and opportunity for every scholar. Pairing each scholar with a one-on-one mentor is an important step in our process, and one that deserves a high level of care and attention. Students in 6th grade participate in group mentoring, …

Computer Contest Winners

February 24th, 2017

Congratulations to Yessica and Octavio for winning the computer essay contest in December!     In fall of 2016, one of our social work interns helped to coordinate the donation of two gently used office computers from Land Title. To facilitate fairness in giving the computers to two lucky students, Denver Urban Scholars hosted an …

Chipotle Fundraiser

February 21st, 2017

If you buy a meal at the Stapleton Chipotle on March 7th from 4pm-8pm, 50% of the proceeds will go back to Denver Urban Scholars. What a great way to give back! Make sure you present the flyer to the cashier (in hand or on a mobile device) or just tell the cashier that you …

January is National Mentor Month!

January 21st, 2017

By Kirsten Joranlien, Development & Communications Associate 9 million kids in America grow up without a mentor to offer real life guidance. Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. …

Record High Enrollment for Denver Urban Scholars

October 2nd, 2016

By Kathryn Miller, Program Director Last week, Denver Urban Scholars held an enrollment event at KIPP Montbello College Prep (KMCP). The entire program staff helped with this enrollment effort in one way or another, whether handling outreach, making rounds of phone calls to over 60 families who had expressed interest, or handling other details. Meanwhile, …

Denver Urban Scholars and Colorado Youth at Risk have joined forces!
Between now and summer 2018, we’re hard at work determining what our newly forged organization and programming will look like. Please stay tuned here and at for more information to be shared soon!
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