Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The vision of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is a world in which every girl values her whole self, discovers her inner strengths, and achieves her goals.

GIMD is looking to connect with DU faculty and students on the following projects :

  • Research Design: We are open to discussing and developing a research project with faculty and students provided alignment of interests is mutually beneficial.
  • Program Evaluation: Faculty/student researcher would work closely with the Director of Training, Evaluation, and Advocacy to assess:
    • Is our method of staff/volunteer training successful? What are our gaps and opportunities for improvement?
    • What are the impacts of our engagement with the community? How can we better partner with the community to share our programs and support theirs?
    • Evaluation of middle school tutoring program
  • Curriculum Development: We are beginning to launch a more formalized advocacy program (advocating for the issues relevant to our girls on multiple levels) and would like help in understanding how to approach this.
  • Internship: We are looking for students who would like to serve as dedicated mentors to the girls in our after school programs (AY 2019 – 2020) and summer programs (2020).

Soccer Without Borders (SWB)

The Soccer Without Border’s Mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. 

SWB is looking to connect with DU faculty and students on the following projects:

  • Curriculum Development: SWB currently has a curriculum for socioemotional learning and development. They would like to adapt their curriculum (perhaps through developing focused skill modules) to apply to their league competitions.
  • Internship: SWB would like support delivering their trauma-informed education and academic support program in Aurora.
  • Curriculum Development: SWB is interested in developing a Leadership Program for new high school youth soccer camp counselors and would like support creating a more robust training/curriculum for these youth.

 

GroovyTek

GroovyTek takes a personalized approach anchored in respect and patience to help folks become confident navigating personal technology independently and on their own terms.

GroovyTek is looking to connect with DU faculty and students on the following projects:

  • Program Evaluation: We would like to evaluate our consulting model and workshops for efficacy and reach with our clients.
  • Curriculum Development/Internship: We would like to explore the potential of developing a mentorship program between college-aged students and older generations who need help using personal technology.
  • Creative Works: We would like to partner with DU Faculty/Student teams who see a need for our services either internally or externally with community groups you engage with.

Challenge Denver

Challenge Denver provides middle and high school students with social emotional programming designed to create healthy school environments where students feel understood, accepted, and connected.

Challenge Denver is looking to connect with DU faculty and students on the following projects (CURRENTLY ON HOLD FOR PARTNERSHIPS):

  • Program Evaluation: Design an evaluation for partner schools (that is not burdensome) to better understand program impacts, gaps, and opportunities.
  • Program Evaluation: Support program documentation using creative methods (e.g. film, art), with a focus on youth participant experiences and perspectives.
  • Curriculum Development: Collaborate on developing trainings materials and resources to strengthen volunteer orientation and preparation for Challenge Day.
  • Curriculum Development: Partner on the development and/or implementation of pilot programming (e.g. student leadership club) that helps deepen and sustain the impact of Challenge Day