Each of our lab members work together to continuously give back in a way that acknowledges the connection of our research to the “real world” – and more directly, to those voices and lived experiences that we describe in our research studies.

In 2019, our lab members worked to give back to local, national, and international communities through their time, donations, financial support in the following ways:

We participated in a local organization’s Dreamer Scholars Program that empowers children from low-income families to succeed in school, college, and career by providing support from elementary school through college.

We provided hand-made notes of kindness to Uplift in their efforts to provide Christmas to over 100 people who are homeless in Denver.

We donated to the Youth Services Initiative‘s (YSI) Toy Drive. YSI is a community-based after school and summer program for youth living in low-income housing.

We donated to Packs of Hope to provide 4 backpacks filled with essential clothing items to children and youth who are transitioning into out-of-home or foster care. ​Each Pack of Hope contains a new shirt, pants, sweatshirt, pajamas, socks, underwear, toiletries, a book, and a toy.​

We donated to two Children’s Book Drives through the Arvada Center and at Barnes and Noble.

International Rescue Committee.

Equality Now.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute to our donation endeavors. Alternatively, we are happy to put you in touch directly with the organizations who are the recipients of our efforts listed here.