VOYCE Academy APPLICATIONS DUE!!!
May
31
12:00 pm12:00

VOYCE Academy APPLICATIONS DUE!!!

  • Project VOYCE

VOYCE Academy: a 5 week youth activism incubator

June 26-August 4, 2017 10AM-3PM | APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 31.

VOYCE Academy: Denver's premier leadership and action civics boot camp for young revolutionaries.

  • Learn how to build collective power in your community! Learn practices and strategies for lasting change.
  • new perspective, new competencies, and a better sense of your own place and path as a leader
  • An environment that allows young leaders to develop and express their voice in meaningful ways
  • Meet other youth, program leaders, policy makers, business leaders, educational leaders, and community members!
  • Learn how to reject, resist, and imagine NEW ALTERNATIVES!

 

Apply at www.projectvoyce.org/train

 

 

 

Chinook Fund 30th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Chinook Fund 30th Anniversary Celebration

Save the date! The Chinook Fund, an organization that supports community groups working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the state of Colorado, is celebrating their 30th anniversary on June 3rd, 2017! 

More details coming soon! Please visit www.chinookfund.org for more information!

2017 VOYCE Academy
Jun
26
Aug 11

2017 VOYCE Academy

  • University of Colorado Denver King Center

VOYCE Academy: A 5 week Youth Activism Incubator

 

VOYCE Academy:  Project VOYCE's "Education for Liberation" leadership boot camp for young activists, being Denver's premier leadership and action civics boot camp for young revolutionaries!

Students will:

  • Learn how to build collective power in your community! Learn practices and strategies for lasting change.
  • new perspective, new competencies, and a better sense of your own place and path as a leader
  • An environment that allows young leaders to develop and express their voice in meaningful ways
  • Meet other youth, program leaders, policy makers, business leaders, educational leaders, and community members!
  • Learn how to reject, resist, imagine and create new institutions needed to replace the failing structures of late capitalism!

Apply at www.projectvoyce.org/train

 

SCHEDULE

June 26-August 4, 2017. 10AM-3PM | APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 31.

JUNE 26-JUNE 28: RETREAT

JUNE 29-JULY 7: Module #1 CIVIC LEADERSHIP

JULY 10-14: Module #2 YOUTH PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH

JULY 17-21: Module #3 COMMUNITY ORGANIZING & ADVOCACY

JULY 24-28: Module #4 YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIPS

JULY 31-AUG 4: Module #5 PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING & POLICY ARGUMENTS

AUGUST 11: WAKE UP WITH VOYCE YOUTH SHOWCASE BREAKFAST

 

FAQ

1. Does is cost anything to participate in VOYCE Academy?

No! The VOYCE Academy is completely free to all participants.

2. Can I have a job while participating in the VOYCE Academy?

YES! As long as it does not conflict with the Academy house (M-F 9am-2pm)

3. What are the required qualifications to attend the VOYCE Academy?

You must be enrolled in school and have a 2.0 GPA and be between 14-25 years old.

4. What is a Project VOYCE Youth Trainer?

The Project VOYCE Youth Trainer is a youth who completed the VOYCE Academy and successfully passed the certification test. The certification test will show you've gained the skills and knowledge needed to deliver trainings, presentations, and workshops to educators and community members. A Project VOYCE Youth Trainer has the opportunity to receive a monetary incentive above the Colorado minimum wage.

2017 Free Minds, Free People Conference
Jul
6
Jul 9

2017 Free Minds, Free People Conference

  • Free Minds, Free People

2017 Free Minds, Free People Conference

We are extremely excited to announce that we've been invited for the Free Minds, Free People Conference "Fighting For Our Lives" that will take place in Baltimore, MD, July 6-9 2017!

We are fundraising for $3,000 to sponsor 3 Project VOYCE youth who are integral in the planning and execution of digital storytelling as well as the planning and execution of workshops held by Project VOYCE (read more)...


Swansea Spring Festival
May
20
11:00 am11:00

Swansea Spring Festival

  • Swansea Elementary School

Swansea Spring Festival is Returning this May!

Please save the date for the Swansea Elementary School Spring Festival. This end-of-year celebration brings Swansea families, neighbors and friends together to celebrate our wonderful students, school and community.

This event also gives Swansea families and residents a chance to learn more about summer programming and resources for their students and family.

When: Sat., May 20th 11a to 3p
Where: Swansea Elementary School (4650 Columbine St)

Support Saturday: "Great Denver Cleanup" Day
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Support Saturday: "Great Denver Cleanup" Day

  • Project VOYCE

The GDC is the annual citywide cleanup day when Denver residents can clean up and clear out around the house, in the yard or around the neighborhood — then haul their discarded items to a free drop site

Project VOYCE is partnering with Groundwork to sponsor a canvassing day for our students this Saturday, May 20th. We will be meeting at the Project VOYCE office (3455 Ringsby Ave. #131 Denver, CO 80216) at 10am and will be canvassing until 2pm. Students will be educating our neighbors in Swansea and down York St. about the Ditch the Ditch campaign and will be getting our yard signs out and about!

RSVP to volunteer at team@projectvoyce.org. All are invited, volunteers encouraged (learn more)...

PV Coffee Hour
May
19
3:30 pm15:30

PV Coffee Hour

  • Project VOYCE

Join Project VOYCE every 3rd Friday of the month to learn more about ways to get involved, workshop and gain access to everyday tools you can use in present times, and learn more about our Block Captain program!

FREE to attend // FREE FOOD

Community-Based Research Graduate Fellowship Showcase
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Community-Based Research Graduate Fellowship Showcase

  • Prodigy Coffeehouse

Please join us for the CU Engage graduate fellowship showcase! 

Schedule

  • 5:30 - 5:45 Welcome and mingle with light appetizers
  • 5:45 - 6:30 Brief presentations from CBR teams
  • 6:30 - 7:30 Open House: informal conversation and networking

Showcase projects...

  • Project VOYCE and CBR Fellow Vanessa Roberts (Sociology)
  • Gwinnett SToPP and CBR Fellow Thais Council (Education)
  • Denver Federation of Zacatecan Clubs  and CBR Fellow Aaron Malone (Geography)
  • Pathways2Teaching and Abraham Lincoln High School and CBR Fellow Wagma Mommandi (Education)
  • Boulder County 10 Year Plan to Address Homelessness and CBR Fellow Chris Bopp (Technology Media and Society: ATLAS)
  • Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart and CBR Fellow David Pfotenhauer (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Valley Settlement Project and CBR Fellow Rachel Vanderkruik (Psychology)
Support Saturdays: Earth Day
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Support Saturdays: Earth Day

  • Dahlia Campus for Health & Wellness

Join Project VOYCE every 3rd Saturday of the month to gain access to tools you can use in everyday life. 

This month's theme is earth, where we will be discussing & workshopping on the environment and our individual carbon footprints and how to employ the appropriate recycling tools to reduce our wastefulness! We also will be doing a case study on 80216, which was declared the most polluted zip code in the United States, discussing how we can advocate for ourselves from environmental injustices.

FREE to attend // FREE FOOD

PV x Prodigy Coffee Hour
Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

PV x Prodigy Coffee Hour

  • Prodigy Coffeehouse

Join Project VOYCE every 3rd Friday of the month to learn more about ways to get involved, workshop and gain access to everyday tools you can use in present times, and learn more about our Block Captain program!

FREE to attend // FREE FOOD

Screening of Digital Stories
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Screening of Digital Stories

  • Tivoli Student Center

Screening of Digital Stories: An Exploration of Community Experiences within Urban Landscapes

Participate in a Research Study about youth leadership in Elyria-Swansea and Globeville. Study Title "A Visual and Community Academic Project to Explore Youth Experiences with Urban Landscapes” (COMIRB #16-1941)

Audience members (ages 13-90) will be asked to complete a brief survey and entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card (3 winners total).

Principle Investigator: Marty Otañez marty.otanez@ucdenver.edu or 415.306.4754

Study Sponsor: CU Denver Office of Research Services 

6-8 pm // Room 640 Tivoli, Student Center, Auraria Campus, Denver

An Afternoon with GripTape
Apr
13
3:30 pm15:30

An Afternoon with GripTape

  • Project VOYCE

TO THE YOUTH:

Come learn about GripTape and the GripTape Learning Challenge, a call to action to seize ownership over your learning and show yourself and the world what young people can do when you’re given the chance. GripTape wants to hear from you, so bring your ideas and visions! Learn more about GripTape at their website http://www.griptape.org.

3:30pm // FREE FOOD PROVIDED BY CoMAL 

Freedom Friday
Apr
7
4:00 pm16:00

Freedom Friday

  • The Annex

Every 1st Friday of the month, join us for Freedom Friday, a happy hour sponsored by Project VOYCE x Ashmoki! Freedom Friday is an alternative Happy Hour for POC & individuals looking to cultivate community. 15% of the proceeds go towards Project VOYCE!

4-7pm // Taxi #1 // ANNEX

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series
Mar
23
1:00 pm13:00

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series

  • DSST Cole

Project VOYCE envisions a world with diverse leadership for a more just and equitable society. Our mission is to develop future leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, & organizing youth to work on real life school and community challenges today. Project VOYCE's programs aim to dismantle barriers to fair representation through youth development, youth employment, and youth organizing.

For the month of March and centered around International Women's Month, Project VOYCE will be doing a mini TED talk and panel travel series entitled "Dear Young Girl: What I Wish I Knew When I Was You", centered around working with young women on "the skills we wished we knew and had" at their age.

Series locations: DSST Cole, East High School, Manual High School, Bruce Randolph High School

DSST COLE

Support Saturdays: "S.O.S.-Spirit of Self"
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Support Saturdays: "S.O.S.-Spirit of Self"

  • Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being

This event is a special dedication to increasing self care practices in the lives of seniors, single parents, at risk youth, individuals with special needs, and communities of color.

Do you know someone or are you that someone who could use a day to yourself? 

This year's event will feature a rotation of mind, body, spirit activities including meditation, hatha yoga, food and fitness classes! Cutting edge wellness presentations packed with juicy healthy living hacks!

Formalities are straight forward and simple. There are two ways to connect, partner or participate! This event is not a drop in. It is RSVP only.

To Register: 
Email Niagracereign@gmail.com
Include: Legal name and age of each participant.

You will receive a response with a waiver form to complete and bring the day of retreat and payment link. 

Youth 14 to 20 yrs old free with registration.

Adults 21+ $40 with registration. 
Can pay cash, cashiers check, money order, debit or credit card.  

Can pay the day of retreat between 9am to 9:30am. 

Contact (720) 987-5788 if you need to sign waivers in person. Youth under 18 years old must have a legal guardian sign waivers before participating.

SPONSORS:
Project VOYCE, Dynamic Sports & Fitness

PV x Prodigy Coffee Hour
Mar
17
5:30 pm17:30

PV x Prodigy Coffee Hour

  • Prodigy Coffeehouse

Join Project VOYCE every 3rd Friday of the month to learn more about ways to get involved, workshop and gain access to everyday tools you can use in present times, and learn more about our Block Captain program!

FREE to attend // FREE FOOD

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series
Mar
16
1:00 pm13:00

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series

  • DSST Cole

Project VOYCE envisions a world with diverse leadership for a more just and equitable society. Our mission is to develop future leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, & organizing youth to work on real life school and community challenges today. Project VOYCE's programs aim to dismantle barriers to fair representation through youth development, youth employment, and youth organizing.

For the month of March and centered around International Women's Month, Project VOYCE will be doing a mini TED talk and panel travel series entitled "Dear Young Girl: What I Wish I Knew When I Was You", centered around working with young women on "the skills we wished we knew and had" at their age.

Series locations: DSST Cole, East High School, Manual High School, Bruce Randolph High School

DSST COLE

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series
Mar
16
8:00 am08:00

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series

  • Bruce Randolph High School

Project VOYCE envisions a world with diverse leadership for a more just and equitable society. Our mission is to develop future leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, & organizing youth to work on real life school and community challenges today. Project VOYCE's programs aim to dismantle barriers to fair representation through youth development, youth employment, and youth organizing.

For the month of March and centered around International Women's Month, Project VOYCE will be doing a mini TED talk and panel travel series entitled "Dear Young Girl: What I Wish I Knew When I Was You", centered around working with young women on "the skills we wished we knew and had" at their age.

Series locations: DSST Cole, East High School, Manual High School, Bruce Randolph High School

BRUCE RANDOPLH HIGH SCHOOL

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series
Mar
14
10:00 am10:00

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series

  • East High School

Project VOYCE envisions a world with diverse leadership for a more just and equitable society. Our mission is to develop future leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, & organizing youth to work on real life school and community challenges today. Project VOYCE's programs aim to dismantle barriers to fair representation through youth development, youth employment, and youth organizing.

For the month of March and centered around International Women's Month, Project VOYCE will be doing a mini TED talk and panel travel series entitled "Dear Young Girl: What I Wish I Knew When I Was You", centered around working with young women on "the skills we wished we knew and had" at their age.

Series locations: DSST Cole, East High School, Manual High School, Bruce Randolph High School

EAST HIGH SCHOOL

Reclaiming Color Conference
Mar
11
8:30 am08:30

Reclaiming Color Conference

  • Denver Center for Int'l Studies

Project VOYCE will be workshopping at the Reclaiming Color Conference, a conference to empower students of color & allies from all backgrounds to take leadership opportunities.

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series
Mar
7
2:00 pm14:00

"Dear Young Girl" Travel Series

  • Manual High School

Project VOYCE envisions a world with diverse leadership for a more just and equitable society. Our mission is to develop future leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, & organizing youth to work on real life school and community challenges today. Project VOYCE's programs aim to dismantle barriers to fair representation through youth development, youth employment, and youth organizing.

For the month of March and centered around International Women's Month, Project VOYCE will be doing a mini TED talk and panel travel series entitled "Dear Young Girl: What I Wish I Knew When I Was You", centered around working with young women on "the skills we wished we knew and had" at their age.

Series locations: DSST Cole, East High School, Manual High School, Bruce Randolph High School

MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL

13th Showing & Panel
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

13th Showing & Panel

  • Prodigy Coffeehouse

Join Project VOYCE and Grace & Peace Denver for this important and provocative documentary on the 13th amendment. This movie proposes that the amendment that abolished slavery led to the mass incarceration of African American men that we see today. We will watch the movie and have a panelist discussion Q & A about the movie and the Denver justice system and what racial reconcilation can look like in our neighborhood. 

Pizza and drinks provided so be sure to RSVP.

Freedom Friday
Mar
3
4:00 pm16:00

Freedom Friday

  • The Annex

Every 1st Friday of the month, join us for Freedom Friday, a happy hour sponsored by Project VOYCE x Ashmoki! Freedom Friday is an alternative Happy Hour for POC & individuals looking to cultivate community. 15% of the proceeds go towards Project VOYCE!

4-7pm // Taxi #1 // ANNEX

 

 

Parker Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating Black Composers Throughout the Centuries
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

Parker Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating Black Composers Throughout the Centuries

  • PACE Center

The Parker Symphony Orchestra and Parker Arts are presenting an amazing concert featuring works by composers of color from the late 1700’s to the late 1900’s. The program includes “Three Black Kings” by Duke Ellington with a saxophone solo performed by Art Bouton, Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” and the Overture to “Treemonisha”, William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony”, and the Overture in D by Joseph Bologne (also known as The Black Mozart).

Tickets available here: https://parkerarts.ticketforce.com

Black History Live: Harriet Tubman
Feb
18
2:30 pm14:30

Black History Live: Harriet Tubman

  • Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

Colorado Humanities presents National humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone who will portray Harriet Tubman during this year’s programs, showing us how one woman became an abolitionist, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, Union spy during the American Civil War, and one of America's most beloved humanitarians.

Becky Stone holds a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and a M.A. from Villanova University in Elementary Educational Counseling. Professor Stone has performed at libraries, schools, and universities across North Carolina, as well as camps, church conferences, and music festivals throughout the country.

PV x Prodigy Coffee Hour
Feb
17
5:30 pm17:30

PV x Prodigy Coffee Hour

  • Prodigy Coffeehouse

Join Project VOYCE every 3rd Friday of the month to learn more about ways to get involved, workshop and gain access to everyday tools you can use in present times, and learn more about our Block Captain program!

FREE to attend // FREE FOOD

"Witnessed": Installation by Bumbakini
Feb
3
6:30 pm18:30

"Witnessed": Installation by Bumbakini

  • Dateline

meet & greet 6:30pm /// doors open at 7pm /// close at 10pm

In commemoration of Black History Month, "Witnessed", is an installation and performative art exhibit curated around the theme of Police Brutality. We are all witnesses, now what to do with our VOYCE?

Freedom Friday
Feb
3
4:00 pm16:00

Freedom Friday

  • The Annex

Every 1st Friday of the month, join us for Freedom Friday, a happy hour sponsored by Project VOYCE x Ashmoki! Freedom Friday is an alternative Happy Hour for POC & individuals looking to cultivate community. 15% of the proceeds go towards Project VOYCE!

4-7pm // Taxi #1 // ANNEX

rEVOLution Launch Party
Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

rEVOLution Launch Party

  • Project Voyce


The rEVOLution Launch Party, hosted by Project VOYCE, promotes awareness, inclusivity, and understanding during the 2017 Inauguration Day. Please join us in transitioning into this new presidency with LOVE. 

There will be music, discussion, ideation, food. You. The point of the rEVOLution Launch Party is to put good people in the same room out of the want to connect with one another and to discuss what’s on our minds. 

The space for the rEVOLution Party has been generously provided by Zeppelin Places in partnership with CoMal Kitchen & AshMoKi Mobile Kitchen, located at Taxi Building #1 3455 Ringsby Court Denver CO 80216.

6 to 10 p.m. Friday, January 20th, 2017.