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College Access Programs

Day of Action

The Day of Action is a campus and community partnership that provides a day-long college experience for elementary school students and their families. As a college access initiative, the program provides an opportunity to explore the DU campus, learn more about college, and participate in hands-on demonstrations for both the students and their parents. This year, Day of Action planning committee is excited to work in partnership with Smith Elementary and Stein Elementary Schools. This is a massive college access event and we need your help to help make it a success!

On Saturday, May 16th, 2015, the Center for Multicultural Excellence, in partnership with DUSC (DU Service and Change student organization) and CCESL (Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning),hosted the 3rd annual Day of Action for future students and families.

We have a call for demonstrators and we need participation from student organizations, faculty members, departments, and anything in between to host classroom experiences that will spark the excitement in students for college. If you are interested in being a demonstrator, please sign up online.

We are also looking for volunteers for the entire or part of the day to help with everything from set up to guides who will illustrate what being in college is all about. A volunteer link and an agenda for the day will be uploaded in 2016. In the meantime for more information, please email [email protected]

Past Events

In May 2014, we hosted up to 400 kindergarten–fifth grade students and parents from Munroe Elementary and Smith Renaissance School to help these Denver Public School families better understand how to prepare their students for college. The majority of the visiting students would be the first in their family to attend college. See DU Magazine article or the Facebook pictures.


Interested in more DU College Access Programs? Visit our CAPPS page!