Grad Scholarship Funding
Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants
The Instistute for Humane Studies Grad Fellowship
Society for the Study of Social Problems Ethnic Minority Grad Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Latina/o Scholarship
Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Lagrant Foundation Scholarship for Graduates
American Sociological Foundation Minority Fellowship
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship
Applied Urban Communication Research Grant
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Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute
The individual Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes for African American students and Latino/a students are designed for college-focused high school juniors and seniors to have a dynamic learning opportunity on the University of Denver campus.
During Pioneer Prep, participants will be introduced to various topics focused on college access, navigating the college search and application process, career planning, leadership development and cultural awareness through a series of speakers and activities. Attendees will gain valuable insight on what it is like to live and attend classes on a private college campus. In addition, students will have the opportunity to make new friends locally and nationally who are like-minded students passionate about pursuing their educational goals.
La Raza Youth Leadership Program
The La Raza Youth Leadership Program (Program) is a component of the La Raza Youth Leadership Institute (Institute). The Institute has been organizing the La Raza Youth Leadership Conference (Conference) since 1991. Going into its 18th year and attracting over 1,500 youth (grades 6-12) the Conference is the largest and most respected conference for Latino youth in the state of Colorado. The Program was established in 2004 to provide concentrated leadership building opportunities for a small group of motivated Latino high school students.
Café Cultura’s most well-known event has found a home at the Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia, where we consistently attract 150 to 350 people the second Friday of every month. In fact, we host one of the best open mic venues in the Denver metropolitan area, and the only space focused on family and youth. We take pride in featuring amazing poets, musicians, and visual artists from the Denver area as well as those from outside the state. In addition to our monthly open mic, Café Cultura Collective members perform poetry at schools and community functions as well as conduct spoken word and hip hop workshops for youth. We partner with select organizations and schools to facilitate intensive workshops, publish youth poetry, showcase participants at community events, and develop young leaders.
Servicios de la Raza
Programs include HIV/AIDS case management and mental health therapy, basic emergency services, food bank, client advocacy, children’s clothing, youth programming for ages 16-21, mental health counseling, benefits acquisition and domestic violence victims services.
Open Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Mi Casa Resource Center
Today, Mi Casa continues to work toward its mission through an integrated program strategy of Career, Business, and Youth & Family Development services. Mi Casa believes that when members of a family have realistic opportunities to pursue professional, educational and entrepreneurial advancement – within a culturally responsive and supportive environment – the cycle of poverty will be broken.
Over 40 years, Su Teatro has established a national reputation for homegrown productions that speak to the history and experience of Chicanos. Su Teatro has created more than 15 original full length productions that have toured widely to venues such as New York’s Public Theater, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX and Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA.
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
721 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
DU Latina/o Faculty
DU Latino Center for Community Engagement
The University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) was founded in 2005 to be the center for Latino voices both inside and outside the university. It is a consortium of interdisciplinary faculty from throughout the university who are committed to placing DU at the center of scholarship, teaching and service related to Latinos in the Rocky Mountain west.
Debora Ortega, PhD
Director of DULCCES
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work
Miriam Bornstein Gómez, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Literature
Bernadette Calafell, PhD
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Studies
Elizabeth Escobedo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Rafael A. Fajardo, MFA
Associate Professor, Electronic Media Arts Design (eMAD), Digital Media Studies (DMS), and Game Development
Luís León, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Lisa M. Martinez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Daniel McIntosh, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Wendy Mendez, MA
Lecturer, Department of Languages and Literature
Salvador Mercado, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Literature
Maria del Carmen Salazar, PhD
Assistant Professor , Curriculum and Instruction, Morgridge College of Education
Oscar U. Somoza, PhD
Professor, Department of Languages and Literature
DU Center for Multicultural Excellence
Check out the CME website at: http://www.du.edu/cme/
Frank Tuitt, EdD
Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence
Stefanie Ungphakorn Cowan, BS
Johanna M Leyba, MA
Assistant Provost for Campus and Community Partnerships
Anthea Johnson Rooen, MBA
Director of College Access and Pipeline Programs
Adrienne Martinez, MSW
Assistant Director, Student Access and Success Programs
Debra Mixon Mitchell, PhD
Director of Diversity Recruiting
Tracey Adams-Peters, MA
Director of Student and Leadership Development
Tom I Romero, II, JD, PhD
Assistant Provost for IE Research & Curriculum Initiatives
Thomas E Walker, PhD
Director of Educational Programs & LGBTIQA Services
El Centro Humanitario
Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores (El Centro) is Denver’s only day laborer center promoting work, dignity and community. The mission is to promote the rights and well-being of day laborers in Colorado through education, job skills, leadership development, united action and advocacy.
Since 2002, over 1,500 workers have accessed El Centro’s programs, including countless employment and self-improvement opportunities that directly benefit low-income laborers, domestic workers, and immigrants.
Padres y Jovenes Unidos
With roots in the struggle for educational justice, Padres Unidos has evolved into a multi-issue organization led by people of color who work for educational excellence, racial justice for youth, immigrant rights and quality healthcare for all. Jóvenes Unidos, the youth initiative of Padres Unidos, emerged as young people became active in reforming their schools, ending the school to jail track and organizing for immigrant student rights. Both Padres and Jóvenes Unidos build power to challenge the root cause of discrimination, racism and inequity by exposing the economic, social and institutional basis for injustice as well as developing effective strategies to realize meaningful change.