“ We believe that Project VOYCE is a pioneer in incorporating youth engagement..."
- Helayne Jones, Ed.D, President & CEO, Colorado Legacy Foundation
CU Denver TODAY
"Project VOYCE (Voices of Youth Changing Education) is a nonprofit that helps mentor local youth so they can better advocate for themselves and their neighborhoods. In partnership with University of Colorado Denver, and with funding from the CU Denver Office of Research Services (ORS) Creative Collaborative Research Faculty Fellowship, Project VOYCE now reaches a wider audience through videography and interactive graphics...."
STREETS BLOG DENVER
"It was supposed to be Colorado DOT’s meeting about its plan to gouge a wider I-70 through Elyria, Swansea, and Globeville. But residents from those neighborhoods would not let CDOT control the message..."
"Being the target of someones harsh comments is basically The. Worst. Feeling. Ever. It doesn't matter if it's a friend, crush, family member, or even someone you hardly know - mean words can seriously sting (Why do people gotta' be so rude?) While you can't control other's actions. these girls' stories at clapping back at the negativity shows that you don't have to be defined by anyone but yourself."
That benefit of legalization, I fear, is being a bit oversold in California. Ask Candi CdeBaca. Legalizing pot hasn’t started to solve decades of inequities in her neighborhood because not enough people there have made social justice a priority.
"We were told that legalization would take drugs out of our community," says Candi CdeBaca, a community activist who grew up in the mostly Latino and poor Denver neighborhood of Elyria-Swansea. " The drugs stayed—and the drug dealers changed."
Recreational marijuana businesses have proliferated so rapidly in some of Denver’s poorer neighborhoods during the past two years that city officials are exploring ways to disperse future growth more evenly.