PAST INITIATIVES

Startup & IDEA FORGE PARTNERSHIP:

Seeing an opportunity in bringing communities together, we formed a relationship with the CU startup community, hosting events such as team and idea formation events. This was a successful project as it brought different ways of thinking together and combined communities that often work together in the outside world.

THE METHOD CAFÉ:

Realizing the need for a coffee shop presence in the business school, Council members worked with the administration and neighboring coffee shops to introduce the Method Café. The café is always busy with students taking a study break to enjoy drinks and snacks.

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COSMOS WITH THE COUNCIL:

During finals week, Leeds Council gives out Cosmo's Pizza to students in order to keep the students motivated.

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FELLOWS PROGRAM:

The Fellows Program engaged leadership skills in an interactive, semester long program through immersive experiences working on real company impact projects while facing progressive challenges. Leeds Council members, as well as fellow Leeds students, worked together to gain valuable hands-on-experience in the world of leadership and problem solving.

 
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ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY PARTNERED WITH:

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BOULDER TOMORROW

A coalition of local businesses, organizations and individuals involved in decisions that shape Boulder’s business community, and also provides a voice for the business community. With members’ insight, they provide information on relative issues that influence economy of Boulder valley. Their efforts are geared toward implementing tangible, nurturing, pragmatic policies and regulations that guide businesses. “Innovative, entrepreneurial, and forward thinking.”

 

BRIDGEHOUSE

Offers opportunities for homeless men and women to improve their lives. Opportunities include: case management for immediate needs, medical services, mental health support, housing support, job readiness services, and resource center. Also has Community Table, meals 5x a week and Read to Work, housing and paid traditional work in Bridge House social enterprise. “Creating a culture of opportunity for Boulder’s Homeless and working poor.”

 

VIA

Serve people living with mobility limitations. Operates on a social enterprise business model and serves region by providing transportation programs including HOP, Access-a-Ride and Call-N-Ride under contract to local municipalities and the Regional Transportation District (RTD). “Envision a future where all people, regardless of age, health, disability, income or ethnicity have easy access to the mobility options they need to enhance their independence and quality of life.”

 
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IMAGINE!

Provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into their communities. Services include: educational/therapeutic/behavioral health, job training and placement, recreation/leisure activities, opportunities for community living, and support. “Creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.”

 

COLORADO FRIENDSHIP

Delivers food and clothing to low income and poverty-stricken children and families. Offers IncrEdibles program: backpacks full of healthy, kid friendly food to low-income kids on the weekends during the school year. Hot Meals on the Street: nutritious meals and clothing to homeless and down-and-out. More than 5,000 meals a year. Mobile Food Pantry: distributes high-quality food to disadvantaged families in Boulder County and victims of natural disasters, abuse, or violent crimes. “Focuses on daily needs of community’s less fortunate”.

 
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THERE WITH CARE

Mission is to help families and children facing critical illness. They have been around in Boulder for 10 years. Provide support by working with social workers at hospitals, creating caring support, developing relationships with local businesses who donate services, and soliciting financial support from corporate/private donors. “Provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis.”