(July 23-27, 2018, Pikes Peak Community College)
The purpose of this institute is to improve the ability of professionals and the community to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population. Diversity University is designed to help individuals address their biases, leverage their power to address problems of disparate treatment of youth within their work environment. There is no cost to attend.
42 people attended Diversity University from July 24 to July 28, 2017 at Pikes Peak Community College. Since its inception in 2013, participants have ranged in age from 17 to 80 years old. Representatives from a multitude of agencies have attended, including the El Paso County Sheriff’s office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, Pikes Peak Community College, the El Paso County Attorney's Office, Mediation, YMCA, Penrose Hospital, Regis University, El Paso County Department of Human Services, the Office of the Guardian ad Litem, Woodland Park School District, Metro State University, Harrison School District 2, District 11, District 8, Adams County School District, Denver Public Schools and the Fourth Judicial District.
“Was it worth it? Words are inadequate to describe this experience. Not easy to go thru emotionally, but outstanding presentation. Transforming.”
"To be bold, take opportunities where they are, to plant the seeds of kindness and change. I can’t even put into words the change that has come over me this week. I came expecting to be ‘taught’ how to teach others. What I got was a lesson on me. I have found myself, my spark, my inspiration to draw from. Who I am, where I’ve been and where I’m going. Realizing how I can be a force for change from within to make a difference in the hearts and minds of those around me."
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