Stories of Impact
Denver plays host to a thriving array of cultural organizations, industry-leading businesses, innovative startups and world-changing nonprofits, and we're proud to be a part of Denver's growth and future. Across our city, alumni and DU community members are making waves in enterprise and the arts, creating opportunity and cementing Denver's status as one of the nation's most rewarding spots for recent graduates. Learn how our students have used what they learned at DU to grow our community and help address our region's most pressing challenges here.
The Change MakersThere’s the Candi CdeBaca you might have read about. The one who fought tooth and nail against an I-70 reconstruction project. The one who turned heads by blatantly picking a fight with capitalism. The one who has earned the moniker “the AOC of Denver,” a nod to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Then there’s the Candi CdeBaca nervously making notes before a Denver City Council meeting. For the first time in her young career, it’s her turn to introduce the motions on the agenda, “and I’m scared,” she says, before clenching her teeth and letting out a soft, high-pitched, “eeeeeeee!” Click here to read the full story.