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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 Prepare for Take-Off

September 21st, 2016

By Jonathan Kamm, Director of Program Operations When we first starting planning for the Denver Urban Scholars inaugural Fall Take-Off event I was immediately petrified. A survey? We are going to have everyone start the day by filling out a survey!? People are going to run screaming from the room and immediately ask to be …

It’s Enrollment Time!

September 16th, 2016

It’s that time of year—enrollment time! Every fall, Denver Urban Scholars enrolls new students throughout its schools. This September, we are aiming to enroll up to 115 students, from Montbello to southwest Denver. It’s an exciting time for staff, who begin to build relationships with students and families that will be with us for up …

Self-Reflection Provides Valuable Insight

July 29th, 2016

By Esmeralda Rodriguez, Capstone Program Coordinator In April, Capstone students involved the in the Peer Mentoring program at the Auraria campus participated in a self-reflection workshop that focused on where they are today and how they got here. This was great opportunity for students to talk about what moves them and what challenges may prevent them from reaching their …