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“ We believe that Project VOYCE is a pioneer in incorporating youth engagement..."

Helayne Jones, Ed.D, President & CEO, Colorado Legacy Foundation
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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...."

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..."

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..."

NY TIMES “We shouldn’t be the people carrying the city on our backs,” Candi CdeBaca, 30, said at a community meeting that erupted in cheers of support for an alternate plan.

NY TIMES

“We shouldn’t be the people carrying the city on our backs,” Candi CdeBaca, 30, said at a community meeting that erupted in cheers of support for an alternate plan.

5280 MAGAZINE 

"Students at Manual High School gathered in the days following the Election to share their hopes and fears for the future- and plan for what might come next."

DENVERITE

"Hundreds of protestors marched peacefully through Downtown Denver Thursday night to demand justice for the victims of police killings."

SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE

"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."


"Youth do not live in a vacuum. Their daily lives take place in a matrix of oppositional ideologies, educational models, and acts of resistance."

HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT: THE HIGH STAKES OF MODERN DAY ACTIVISM FOR YOUTH OF COLOR BY CANDI CDEBACA AND VANESSA ROBERTS  |  November 2016


Workers planting marijuana on June 17, 2016, at Los Sueños Farms, in Pueblo, Colo., the largest outdoor legal grow facility in the U.S.

The Marijuana Industry’s War on the Poor: Denver’s booming pot industry may be trendy, but it’s giving poorer neighborhoods a headache.

The Marijuana Industry’s War on the Poor: Denver’s booming pot industry may be trendy, but it’s giving poorer neighborhoods a headache.

Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhood.

Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhood.

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.

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."

"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."

Marijuana in the Community:

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.

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.

Denver resident Candi CdeBaca says industrial marijuana grow operations like the one behind her are unwelcome neighbours in her community of Elyria-Swansea.

Denver resident Candi CdeBaca says industrial marijuana grow operations like the one behind her are unwelcome neighbours in her community of Elyria-Swansea.

 

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